Thursday, February 22, 2007

The state of Texas' mental health care: It's criminal

Focusing on one local case, the Navasota Examiner, of all places, ran a news story and an excellent editorial denouncing the state's failure to treat mentally ill defendants who've been declared incompetent to stand trial, and so wait around in local jails for months before a state hospital bed opens up. Take a look, and if you want more see prior Grits coverage of the subject.

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