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MENTALLY DISABLED AND ILL JAIL INMATES

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The large number of incarcerated men and women with severe mental illness in the Sedgwick County Jail is a threat to the safety to all citizens. The Sedgwick County Jail may be the largest mental health providers in the entire state!. Yet the jail is not designed or equipped for mentally ill prisoners.

Prison is hard on mental health in general, because of overcrowding, violence, lack of privacy, lack of meaningful activities, isolation from family and friends, uncertainty about life after prison, and inadequate health services.

The impact of these problems is worse for prisoners whose thinking and emotional responses are impaired by schizophrenia, bipolar disease, major depression, and other serious mental illnesses.

The mentally ill in the Sedgwick County Jail face inadequate mental health services that leave them under-treated or mistreated.

If you or a loved one have experienced inadequate health or mental services while incarcerated, we are here to help, call 316-265-6000 or contact us online today.