Overcrowding An Issue At Lakes Crossing Psychiatric Facility
AIR DATE: November 18, 2013
Mental health services in Nevada have been underfunded for many years but the problem is particularly acute for prisoners. The state has only one secure psychiatric facility to evaluate and treat prisoners - and it's just outside Reno. So Clark County prisoners have to be flown to the Sparks hospital and often they stay there - if there's space. Yesenia Amaro tells us what she saw when she investigated.