Mental Health is Not Addressed Behind Bars

April 12, 2022

Hannah Longley & Eric Samson

In recent years, it was discovered that roughly 30% of the residents at the Androscoggin County Jail have been previously diagnosed with a mental health challenge…

With the numbers being projected to increase due to the number of individuals who have been unable to receive appropriate treatment within the community setting, resulting in no diagnosis being given. County jails provide more mental health services than any other entity in the state, despite not being the appropriate entity.”