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Psychiatrist Objects To California Plan To Convert County Jail Into Mental Health Facility

California’s county jails are some of the nation’s worst: There are a high number of mentally or physically ill inmates and violence against guards is rampant. Now there are plans to convert one of those jails into a mental health treatment center. Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with psychiatrist Terry Kupers about why he objects to the move.

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