Miami-Dade Judge Steve Leifman
An inmate on the ninth floor of the Miami-Dade County Jail has died at the hospital.
“Getting arrested for a misdemeanor with a severe mental illness should not result in a death sentence. And that’s what happened here.” So says Miami Dade Judge Steve Leifman, expressing outrage as he looks into the housing and treatment of inmates with mental illness housed at the Miami Dade Detention Center.
It’s called the silent epidemic; children and adolescents suffering from mental illness. Without early intervention it’s considered by many experts to be a time bomb.