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The reason San Diego's psychiatric unit isn't seening the projected numbers of mentallly ill is because they are going to local jails. The jails are starting to run out of bed space. This is occuring much earlier than projected. That is the same throughout the state.
Many mentally ill citizens are incarceated within a few days of being released from state prison.
To measure AB 109's true affect on the mentally ill one must include all avenues mentallly ill travel. Measure the agregate, not parts of the issue.
For some reason San Diego has never done that. We are all part of the same community--San Diego.
Unfortunately jail has become the largest single housing facility of mentally ill in San Diego. Just like the rest of the country.
As Shakespeare said: "To thine own self be true.
January 13, 2012 at 12:39 p.m.
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