Did you know there is a federally funded network of advocacy agencies dedicated to disability rights issues? Rooted in Rights explains.
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.