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Policy Brief

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MRHRC, behavioral health, jails, rural health, mental health


Based on interviews with state and local corrections and mental health informants in four rural states (Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Vermont), the researchers sought to learn more about hte challenges that rural jails face along with promising practices being used to meet the needs of inmates with mental health concerns.

Funding Organization

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services

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