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October 16, 2019

Sep. 20, 2019, 5 AM By Kelly Davis, Jeff McDonald The San Diego Union-Tribune https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2019-09-19/in-california-jails-are-now-the-mental-health-centers-of-last-resort

Almost one in three San Diego County jail inmates is prescribed medication to treat mental illness, making Sheriff Bill Gore one of the most prolific providers of behavioral health services in the region.

Last year alone, Gore spent more than $5.6 million on pharmaceutical drugs for the 5,600 or so people behind bars on any given day — approximately $1,000 per inmate, or one-fifth of the Read More

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