The death of Michael Tyree at the Santa Clara County Jail has sparked outrage and rekindled both local and national conversations about the intersection of criminal justice and mental health treatment.

Thankfully, there has been swift official action toward bringing those responsible to justice. But beyond the inquiry into what exactly happened that night looms a larger question: Was a jail cell the right place for Michael Tyree in the first place?

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