jails http://iowapublicradio.org en County Jails Struggle to Treat Mental Health Issues http://iowapublicradio.org/post/county-jails-struggle-treat-mental-health-issues <p>Just about everyone – from the National Rifle Association to the American Civil Liberties Union — agrees that the mental health system in this country is broken. In Iowa, many local sheriffs say that means their county jails have become way stations for people with mental illness. Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks reports on what can happen when county jails are tasked with caring for the mentally ill.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:54:16 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 20006 at http://iowapublicradio.org