Here are data tidbits taken from a New York Times article that was puiblished by writer Nicholas Kristof titled "Inside a Mental Hospital Called Jail" It was published on 2-9-2014.


**Nationawide in the US more than 3 times as many persons with a brain disorder such as bipolar, schizophrenia or severeve depression are housed in jails and prisons rather that hospitals according to a 2010 study by the National Sheriffs Association.

++ Mentally Ill Inmates are often preyed upon while incarcerated or disciplined because of trouble following rules. They are much more likely than other prisoners to be injured in fights the Justice Department wrote.