Jails Contempt Orders

FILE – In this Oct. 15, 2014 file photo, Corrections Deputy Chandra Bundy walks to the upper level of the psychiatric unit of the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma, Wash. According to recently released documents, so far in 2014, judges in King and Pierce counties have held the Department of Social and Health Services in contempt in 24 cases and ordered sanctions of $200 or $500 for each day a mentally ill defendant sits in jail instead of being transported to a state psychiatric hospital. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)