800 words; A hook drawing the readers attention; thesis statement that clearly states my opinion (my opinion: Unfortunately, our current Criminal Justice system undermines the complexity and severity of the amount of inmates with a mental illness. Inmates will not be able to successfully be rehabilitated into society without appropriate care); and at least one source from an expert. A research article by Miriam Becker-Cohen: https://www.urban.org/research/publication/processing-and-treatment-mentally-ill-persons-criminal-justice-system/view/full_report. You can also have more then one source if you like.
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