Almost two years ago, Tulsa County launched a special program with hospital level treatment for inmates with severe mental illness. How’s it going? Sheriff Vic Regalado says so far, so good….but there is still a way to go to reach the goal of fewer mentally ill behind bars. He says some steps toward dealing with inmates suffering from mental issues and substance abuse have shown positive results, but more needs to be done.
Regalado will give a status report on the David L. Moss Mental Health Pods at a special town hall meeting tomorrow night. It’s hosted by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.