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Inmate Mental Health

An informational guide to assist you in helping a Family Member/Friend with a serious mental illness (brain disorder) who has been arrested.

The guide provides step-by-step procedures to assist in navigating the criminal justice system.

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A division of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office


The information contained in these guides is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

The NAMI volunteers and others involved in developing this guide are not attorneys and the guide is not intended as a substitute for professional legal advice.

If your family member/friend is arrested, please assist them with obtaining proper legal representation.