Florida Bill Encourages Community Care, Not Incarceration for Mentally Ill

It is estimated that around 30,000 Florida mentally ill citizens are incarcerated in our state. A Florida law has passed through committee that will set up community centers that provide an alternative to putting these sick people in jail or prison. The mentally ill inmates get little to no treatment in prison or jail. The legislators that support the bill believe that this law will also lessen the burden on Florida law enforcement and allow the police to deal more with sane criminals, not the mentally ill.

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