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  • Fifty-six percent of state prisoners and 64 percent of jail inmates have had a mental health issue.
  • Currently, 2,954 crisis intervention teams—where law enforcement collaborates with mental health services—operate in 46 states.
  • At least 15 states have adopted Medicaid suspension policies while inmates are incarcerated.

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