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County jail population deals with mental health


November 15, 2019

Heather Giancola said mental health issues among the inmate population are a big problem at the county jail.

Giancola, a social worker from Carlton County Public Health and Human Services, gave a report about services provided to offenders at the Carlton County Jail to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at a committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

“Since we started the program four months ago, there have been 344 referrals to community agencies,” she said. “We help people get documents, such as birth certificates or driver’s licenses, or help people with housing i...

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