As inmate suicides spike, troubling questions raised about handling of mentally ill in nation’s local jails

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She’d called every day that past week, begging for help.

I need my medicine, she demanded.

I have to get out of here! she screamed.

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