Deluged by mentally ill, US jails become asylums _ but churn of inmates complicates the job

  • by: ADAM GELLER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 14, 2014 - 12:23 AM

CHICAGO — Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right.

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