NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – There’s new insight into the plans for the Davidson County jail currently under construction in downtown Nashville.
In addition to the jail space, there will be a separate facility for a behavioral health center. It’ll be the first of its kind in the nation.
Sheriff Daron Hall sighted two examples of cases where this type of facility would have been effective.
You might recall last February when a man was arrested after walking around the Nashville International Airport naked. It was his second time for that type of offense.
And last January, a man shut down rush hour traffic for hours after he climbed up a sign on Interstate 65.
Both of the men faced jail time for what they did, but as the Davidson County sheriff explained, they also both suffered from mental illnesses.
“Society has turned to the criminal justice system to deal with a person who is acting out, …