Montgomery County Council Interested in Alternate Court for Offenders With Mental Illness

As the Washington Examiner reports, members of the Montgomery County Council are interested in establishing an alternate court for nonviolent criminals with mental illness.  Council members claim:

Inmates don’t receive enough treatment behind bars and drain the cash-strapped county with each trip back to jail.

But law enforcement and court officials say they don’t have the money or resources to start up a specialized docket in the affluent suburb.

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