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Monday, May 13, 2024

Mississippi lawmakers have overhauled the state's civil commitment laws after Mississippi Today and ProPublica reported that hundreds of people in the state are jailed without criminal charges every year as they wait for court-ordered mental health treatment.



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Pass all the laws you want. Unless you have the psych beds and providers willing to do the exams they will continue to languish in jail.
Minnesota is an example of good intentions not being fullfilled.

#1 | Posted by mattm at 2024-05-13 10:54 AM | Reply

This has been a really big problem here in NC too. WFAE did a great series on it.

#2 | Posted by qcp at 2024-05-13 11:20 AM | Reply

QCP - it is a scandal present in most states. I toured our local ER 3 years ago. They have a wing with 10 psych beds where people wait, (locked room, under observation and no windows) for weeks waiting for a bed. The state institutions were mostly closed in the 70's and 80's cutting beds. People in jail seem to be on the lowest part of the totem pole for care.

#3 | Posted by mattm at 2024-05-13 12:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trumpanzee's lawyers should ask for a change of venue.

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2024-05-14 05:59 AM | Reply

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