Sweeping Mental Health Reforms Announced by Florida Department of Corrections

Sweeping Mental Health Reforms Announced by Florida Department of Corrections

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Crews announced today a number of measures aimed at ensuring the appropriate care and custody for Florida inmates with mental health conditions and protecting public safety.

Secretary Crews said: “The Department is responsible for the custody of between 15 and 20 percent of its inmates having a diagnosed mental condition requiring mental health treatment. We are committed to ensure our actions are reflective of the Department’s mission to promote public safety and the safety of our staff and our inmates by providing them appropriate security, supervision, and care.”

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