This morning The Herald published an in depth four part
series on jails, alcoholism and mental health. It covers the potential tragedy
of jails and inmates with mental health problems, Sheriff Ty Trenary’s policies
on mental health and addiction in the Snohomish County jail, the efforts of the
Sheriff’s Office to encourage the homeless with addictions and mental health
problems to get help and a success story of how one man, with the help of a new
program, has been working to solve his addiction problems.