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Northland News Center: Sen. Franken talks mental illness in prisons

U.S. Senator Al Franken is re–introducing legislation that would help keep those with mental illnesses out of prisons.

Sen. Franken says the legislation, which would provide money for mental health courts and veteran’s courts, has bipartisan support.

The bill would also provide training for law enforcement officials to help them recognize and handle people who may have a mental illness.

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