Oklahoma is trying to treat people with severe mental illness in prison, but many are still languishing in cells waiting for hospital beds

Oklahoma is trying to treat people with severe mental illness in prison, but many are still languishing in cells waiting for hospital beds

Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado has ordered the end of a program for treating people with serious mental illness at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center. County officials say the prison is unable to handle the needs of people so mentally ill that they do not understand their criminal charges. But one state hospital …

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