They could do a 60 minutes segment on my son alone. He has been in and out of jails since he was 19 and is now 29. He is currently in Jefferson County Jail in COlorado. They haven't given him his meds and he has been there for 2 weeks!
I will say that law enforcement and courts are getting better, but prisons are not. Jefferson County is going to have a seperate court for mentally ill defendants soon.