Yakima County Court Commissioner Robert Inouye applauds as a defendant in the county's mental health court comments on being sober for a week or more following a stay in jail.
commended the man, who had been jailed for a week, for recently meeting with his
mental health team and resuming his
Each Tuesday morning, Inouye
presides over mental health court.
decided to give the man in his
30s another chance and arranged for him to get care in an inpatient facility.
"Our goal isn't to throw them out," Inouye
said after the hearing.