By Kevin Johnson
July 21, 2014

Chapter 1: Hordes of inmates are ill
FRACTURED SYSTEM PLAGUED BY PROBLEMS

NEWPORT, R.I. — Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, the 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown. "There's three of them,'' she tells two police officers, referring to "these predators who won't leave me alone. Those sons of bitches won't let me go. ''

Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system [USA Today]