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2022 Investigation Uncovers Routine Mistreatment of Prisoners with Mental Health Conditions in County Jails


In October, a WITF investigation found county jail corrections officers routinely mistreat people who may be unable to comply with orders due to a mental health condition. WITF’s Brett Sholtis looks back at one of the stories that shaped 2022.

(Original air-date: 12/29/22)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.