Cutting crime among the mentally ill

April 24, 2015 11:17 AM

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Cutting crime among the mentally ill

It seems obvious: providing services for troubled prisoners when they get released will cut the chance they will commit another crime.

Yet only a small percentage of detainees with mental health or substance abuse problems are getting counseling that can reduce recidivism rates by half and save taxpayers money, according to a recent Urban Institute report.

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