Mental Illness

Sarah's standing in the hallway of the San Diego Central Courthouse, hoping to see her son Kyle as deputies lead groups of inmates, shackled together, to holding cells behind the courtrooms. Read more


In my story last month on Laura's Law—California legislation that allows someone who's seriously mentally ill to be court-ordered into tre... Read more

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In a state with overcrowded prisons and jails and a dearth of treatment beds for people incarcerated with a mental illness, California's Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction program was a stunning success. Read more


Homelessness and severe mental illness go hand-in-hand Read more

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