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Many people who have untreated behavioral health issues wind up in much worse situations than they would have if only they had been able to access basic care and medication earlier. They bounce between the emergency room, the street, and the jail. Spartanburg County, behind the leadership of the United Way of the Piedmont, is tackling the issue in a way few communities are.
If the transformation of an entire community happens one changed life at a time, ground zero for Spartanburg’s effort to improve the health of its citizens might just be, of all places, the county jail. And a soft-spoken man named Dwight Rice who used to be held there might just be the effort’s poster child.