Joan Garrett, award winning journalist for the Chattanooga Times, reports one Tennessee family's frustrating experience of a sick son caught in the Revolving Door of Criminalization:
"In the cellblocks of the county jail, suspected murderers, drug traffickers, burglars, wife beaters and rapists wait for hearings and trials. Somewhere among them sits Dennis James' schizophrenic son.
His crime? He's sick."
"Kyle's case is a textbook example of how thousands of mentally ill cycle through -- court and jail, court and jail, court and jail -- with no psychiatric improvement, raising questions about whether judges should be handing down sentences or treatments."
Read this powerful story here: Chattanooga Times: Hamilton County Jails Are Often Home for the Mentally Ill - Advocates Say They Have Better Idea