New State Grants Hope to Help Keep Inmates with Mental Illnesses Out of Jail

Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran.

Virginia’s Secretary of Public Health, Brian Moran

The state has awarded $3.5 million in grants to six regional jails to provide mental health services.  Officials hope to address the underlying cause of crimes — to keep inmates from coming back after they’re released. Sandy Hausman has more on that story.

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