Kansas chastised for not evaluating inmates' mental health


April 28, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A county commissioner in northeast Kansas has chastised the state for not meeting its court-ordered obligations to transfer 12 jail inmates to receive mental health evaluations in another town.

Shawnee County Commissioner Kevin Cook said on Thursday that the state's failure to transfer people being held at the local jail has brought significant financial cost to county taxpayers, the Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2oTrloX ) reported.

Angela de Rocha is the spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. She said the agency is trying to d...

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