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St. Cloud Times: Resources strained, mental illness tightens its grasp

When St. Cloud police arrested Solomon Roundtree after his roommate was beaten and kicked to the brink of death, it wasn’t the first time he had been jailed for actions linked to his declining mental health.

And when he was committed as mentally ill as part of the subsequent criminal prosecution, that wasn’t the first time, either. It was another in a string of incidents that has seen him committed and released back into the community, only to be re-arrested, jailed and charged with a new crime.

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