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Psychiatrist Objects To California Plan To Convert County Jail Into Mental Health Facility05:51
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The High Desert Detention Center, a San Bernardino County jail facility in Adelanto, Calif. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)
The High Desert Detention Center, a San Bernardino County jail facility in Adelanto, Calif. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)
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California's county jails are some of the nation's worst: There are a high number of mentally or physically ill inmates and violence against guards is rampant. Now there are plans to convert one of those jails into a mental health treatment center. Here & Now's Robin Young talks with psychiatrist Terry Kupers about why he objects to the move.

This segment aired on June 25, 2019.

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