State Politics

August 18, 2015 2:21 PM

Prisons seek funds for mentally ill; lawmakers might give half

House halved the prison system’s request; Senate cut it to one-fourth

Advocates say funds are needed to get mentally ill out of solitary confinement

Requests come in the wake of mentally ill prisoner’s death

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