Whether it’s acknowledged to be factual or not, stress is a silent killer among correctional officers and detention officers. This viewpoint is often challenged by correctional officers who resist the suggestion it can happen to them as they are stronger than the average person working inside a large jail or prison thus immune to such an invasion of the body, spirit or mind.
This is a great article that talks about people who suffer from mental illness. The article refers to California jails but this is happening here in Washington and in the King County Jail system. More needs to be done to help these people. Budget cuts to the jail will only affect their treatment.
King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention(DAJD) proposing major budget cuts. These cuts include closing Work Release (WER), Closing the booking area at the Regional Justice Center (MRJC) in Kent, and shutting down their Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM).