Texas Bill Aims to Divert Inmates with Mental Illnesses

The Texas House of Representatives and Senate have approved a pilot program that would provide inmates with mental illnesses with additional resources in social, clinical, housing and welfare services in the first weeks after release.

Lonestar State Set to Increase Inmate Mental Health Services

Texas is making efforts to increase mental health care services in order to address the rising number of nonviolent inmates with mental illnesses and reduce recidivism of those inmates.