Thank you so much for the editorial “Prioritize mental-health care as jails are defunded” [Oct. 18, Opinion]:

I am alarmed that this critical need seems to be falling through the cracks. Not only is medical and psychiatric care for inmates with mental illness humane, it also plays a part in rehabilitation and reduction of recidivism.

I will be contacting the Seattle City Council and the mayor in support of this funding.

Linda Wiley, Seattle