US Department of Justice finds potential mental health system violations

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The U.S. Department of Justice published a report April 22 after conducting an investigation into Alameda County’s mental care system. The investigation was conducted in Santa Rita Jail, John George Psychiatric Hospital, among other facilities and care homes.

Following an investigation into Alameda County’s mental care system, the U.S. Department of Justice, or DOJ, issued a report April 22 detailing potential constitutional violations.
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State prison realignment less of a burden on local counties

California’s dramatic prison realignment plan enacted this month appears to be less of a burden for the counties around Berkeley than in other parts of the state. An attempt to reduce prison overpopulation and rates of repeat offense, Gov. Jerry Brown’s realignment plan — which went into effect Oct.1 under
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