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Police and prison guards demand compliance. That only makes situations worse for people with serious mental illness in Pa.

Use of force reports from Bucks County jail offer a glimpse into a criminal justice system unequipped to deal with people who may be having a crisis.

By Brett Sholtis

Updated: June 18, 2020 | 9:04 am

‘She’s breaking down’: Inmates at Bucks County jail decry treatment of suicidal woman with severe mental illness

Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder, 28-year-old Kim Stringer was sent to jail in April, during the peak of the coronavirus. Her parents haven’t heard from her since.

By Brett Sholtis