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In a first, King County moves against WA for mental health failures in jails

King County Jail – King County Adult Detention Center – 051622

The King County Jail is seen from the street Monday, May 16, 2022, in Seattle, Wash. 220386

King County officials are asking judges to sanction a state agency $219 a day — the cost to local jails to take care of people with severe mental illnesses.

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