The county-funded guardianship program is designed to help those with severe mental health cases in Houston, but its policies keep the inmates incarcerated.
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Despite efforts to divert people from state jails into mental health treatment, our investigation shows the death toll of inmates with documented symptoms has exponentially grown since 2012.
The Houston Landing examined thousands of public records to determine how many people with mental illnesses died from unnatural causes in the custody of county and municipal jails across Texas over the last decade.