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What is jail delay?

If you have a serious mental health condition while in jail, you may not be competent to stand trial. But because of a shortage services, you may also be stuck in jail waiting for the treatment that could help you become competent.

Meanwhile, the effects of incarceration can exacerbate symptoms of a mental illness. Sometimes with deadly results.

That’s jail delay. And it happens all the time.

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What are disabilities?

The word “disability” means different things to different people – and sometimes people don’t identify as having a disability at all. Rooted in Rights explains.