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Search for Mental Health Care Ends Tragically at Florida Jail

County jails are ill equipped to care for people with mental health issues. That fact was not known to Vicki Futch, 80, when she called Florida’s Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) for help because her son, Gregory Allan Futch, 54,…
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Starving for Help: A Search for Mental Healthcare Ends Tragically at the Putnam County Jail

When the deputies came, Vicki Futch expected them to take her mentally ill son to the hospital. She’d been in touch with a captain from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office about her son, Gregory Allan Futch, 54, trying to arrange an…
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Mentally Ill Inmates Suffering Needlessly in Broward Jails, Report Says – The South Florida Sun Sentinel

Broward County inmates with serious mental illnesses are suffering needlessly, sometimes without treatment, in inhumane conditions, a report released Thursday said. Deficient staffing, cursory assessments and prolonged stays in solitary confinement…