Health Forward Foundation

Blog Posts By: Jeffrey Fewell

Mental Health Crisis and Jails

April 17, 2009

Witnessing the increasing numbers of mental health patients in our county jails is a huge concern. In any given month at the Wyandotte County Adult Detention Center, we: -admit 1280 inmates -process 320 sick calls -conduct 90 physicals -conduct 650 mental health assessments -issue medication to 270 inmates -issue over 100 psychotropic medications -care of […]


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