FWTW Ep 6: County Jails, Mental Health & Accountability Barriers with Brett Sholtis

From Words to Weapons Episode 6 focuses on how county jails treat people with mental health conditions.

Emily Previti and Stephanie Marudas talk with Pennsylvania-based journalist Brett Sholtis, who investigated this issue in Pennsylvania, about what that looks like and obstacles he’s faced during his reporting.

Brett investigated interactions between corrections officers and inmates with mental health conditions; specifically, how tasers, restraints and other types of force are utilized within county jails.

The conversation also delves into how the lack of transparency can prevent accountability and public understanding of these issues.

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