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CRIMEWATCH: Mental Health and Jails

Fox News 7 interview with Texas Jail Project Executive Director Diana Claitor

05/06/2019 CRIMEWATCH: Mental Health and JailsFox News 7.


TJP Commentary (May 7th, 2019) -

An increasing number of the people held in our county jails are people living with mental illness or disabilities. Fox News 7 interviews Texas Jail Project Executive Director Diana Claitor about her thoughts on the problem.

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Sandra Ashbrook

My 76 year old husband was arrested and held in jail for the first time in his life and was not able to call me to let me know where he was so that I could bring his medicine for Parkinson’s Disease. Not only was he endangered but I was out driving country roads until 3:15am looking into creeks and ditches and fence rows for an accident victim. The jail could have used his cell phone to call a family member so at least we were not rising out lives looking for him.