Editor’s Note: The Mail Tribune and KTVL News 10 have joined forces in investigating whether jail is needed for people dealing with addiction and mental health issues. Monday: Addicts reflect on getting clean. Tuesday: Inmates are released without intervention or treatment. Wednesday: How much crime costs residents of Jackson County Tune into KTVL News 10’s 6 p.m. broadcasts for more Monday-Wednesday.
Judge Lisa Grief worries about mentally ill people who are released from the overcrowded Jackson County Jail before they have any chance to get treatment.