Jailing people because of a mental health issue is illegal in Montana and every other state except New Hampshire. But an 11-year-old tribal policy allows law enforcement to put members who threaten or attempt suicide in jail or juvenile detention to prevent another attempt.
Author Archives: Sara Reardon
Sara Reardon a freelance journalist covering biomedical, environmental and social science from Bozeman, Montana. She has previously worked as a staff reporter at Nature, New Scientist and Science.