Questions Arise Over SF Treatment of Mentally Ill and Drug Addicted Individuals
by Carrie McFadden
Sep 07, 2019
Despite a huge need for more beds in hospitals and treatment programs to help SF's mentally ill and/or drug addicted population, many still sit empty thanks in part to staffing shortages and paperwork. 

Meanwhile, the Public Defender's office has demanded answers as to why some of the City's mentally ill have stayed behind bars rather than in treatment as prescribed.