Committed to Jail
How Mississippi Jails People for Mental Illness
In Mississippi, many people awaiting court-ordered treatment for mental illness or substance abuse are jailed, even though they haven’t been charged with a crime.
These articles contain detailed descriptions of mental illness and suicide. If you or someone you know needs help:
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
- Text the Crisis Text Line from anywhere in the U.S. to reach a crisis counselor: 741741