[...] he learned that Florida's mental health system and crisis care system, like in most states, were developed more than 40 years ago when most people with serious mental illnesses were still in state hospitals. According to Leifman, there are less than 40,000 hospital beds for the mentally ill in the U.S. Ninety percent of the country's hospital beds have been closed and the nation has experienced a 400 percent increase in the mentally ill offenders entering the criminal justice system.
Judge Steven Leifman Advocates For the Mentally Ill Susan L Clayton Corrections Today; Apr 2009; 71, 2; Docstoc pg. 76 Reproduced with p
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