Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Florida jails are hospitals

"Jails are not hospitals, and they were not designed to be hospitals," said
Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender Bob Dillinger. But, "They are now the largest
mental health facilities in every county in the state."
- “Care for the mentally ill falls to jails: More than 10 percent of the 8,000 inmates in Hillsborough and Pinellas jails are on psychotropic medication” – St. Petersburg Times, Jan 2, 2006