Larimer County Jail http://www.kunc.org en 'Significant And Persisting' Mental Illness A Challenge for Larimer, Fort Collins Law Enforcement http://www.kunc.org/post/significant-and-persisting-mental-illness-challenge-larimer-fort-collins-law-enforcement <p>Larimer County law enforcement, either on the street or in the county jail, say they're seeing more significant and persisting mental illnesses like mood, bipolar, psychotic disorders and schizophrenia.</p><p>The shift is taxing resources with Emergency Rooms, health care providers, jail resources and the Fort Collins Police Department.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:00:30 +0000 Grace Hood 56444 at http://www.kunc.org 'Significant And Persisting' Mental Illness A Challenge for Larimer, Fort Collins Law Enforcement Larimer County Says Jail Overcrowding Over—For Now http://www.kunc.org/post/larimer-county-says-jail-overcrowding-over%E2%80%94-now <p>After a spike in the number of female inmates, Larimer County Jail officials say the population has decreased to normal levels.</p><p>Larimer County budget constraints are limiting staffing at the jail. That means that even though the facility was designed to hold as many as 533, current funding caps that number to 460. And there are also space constraints. When the number of women increased in mid February, jail administrator Capt Timothy Palmer said he had to add beds in the common area, and even convert a male housing area into one for women.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:08:05 +0000 Grace Hood 4588 at http://www.kunc.org Larimer County Says Jail Overcrowding Over—For Now