Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Spot-on (2)

Blog Doctor writes about mentally-ill people who are commonly dumped in the prison system for want of any alternative.

I know of one court that had a duty psychiatric worker on one day a week, and the bench would remand cases with a mental-health dimension to that day. It worked fairly well, until the money ran out. Now they are back to using the prisons just like my colleagues and I do.

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