BY LESLEY STAHL / CBS NEWS
….Cook County Jail was already one of the largest mental health facilities in the country in 2012, when Chicago closed down half its mental health clinics. These men — the high-functioning mentally ill — are bused five days a week to a program that is now a model for other jails across the country. They get medication, visits with psychiatrists, and group therapy….
Lengths of stay run from a week or less to 8 or 9 years. Some of the people who spend years here are the mentally ill, who make up about a third of the population, and are the jail’s biggest cost….