mentally ill inmates

Yakima County’s New Mental Health Court Opening Soon
A new Mental Health Court in Yakima County could be up and running earlier than expected. Leaders approved the money to start the program in about a month. News partner KIMA Action News reports the program is similar to drug court. It will help treat inmates with mental health problems instead of se…
Mentally Ill Inmates filling Yakima County Jail Cells
An increase of mentally ill inmates is causing overcrowding at the Yakima County Jail.  Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the increase comes at the same time the staff is being cut.  Action News discovered the cost to take care of these inmates falls on you the taxpayer...