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Mental health system a safety net in name only
Sacramento Bee

Matthew Herrera has revolved in and out of locked psychiatric wards, jails and prisons for 13 years, ever since he was 15.

Karen Herrera, who struggled to raise a troubled son on her own, had reason to hope this time would be different. It wasn’t.

Herrera spent 128 days in the Sacramento County jail and another 10 days at the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center.