Cash Bail Yields A New Casualty A Texas jail suicide involving a woman who couldn’t make bail in a shoplifting case highlights of the plight of pretrial detainees with mental illness.
Oct 12, 2018
Cash Bail Yields A New Casualty
A Texas jail suicide involving a woman who couldn’t make bail in a shoplifting case highlights of the plight of pretrial detainees with mental illness.
On July 21, Debora Ann Lyons walked into a Walmart in Houston and headed to the deli counter. There, she stuffed food into a beach bag and proceeded to the self-checkout register. But did not pay for the items; instead, she walked to a nearby McDonald’s and ate them. When she was finished, she placed food scraps back into her beach bag and then returned to the Walmart. In the store’s pharmacy section, she picked out a walking cane. In the men’s area, she grabbed some clothing. She then left the Walmart, again without paying for the items. Outside the store, she was arrested by Houston police; later, a Harris County magistrate judge set her bail at $1,500 and she was remanded to the county jail….
S.F. City Officials Rally to Support Board and Care Homes That Serve Mentally Ill — CBS San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — They’re a haven for mentally ill and elderly people living on the streets of San Francisco but, as KPIX first reported last spring, mom and pop board and care homes are a dying breed in the city. Officials from different departments at City Hall are now joining forces to save them.…
Jüdischer Professor angegriffen: Polizei verhaftet versehentlich das Opfer Polizei nimmt nach antisemitischer Straftat in Bonn zunächst den Geschädigten fest
Jüdischer Professor angegriffen: Polizei verhaftet versehentlich das Opfer
Polizei nimmt nach antisemitischer Straftat in Bonn zunächst den Geschädigten fest
Von Philipp Hambloch
Bonn – Nach einer antisemitischen Straftat im Bereich des Bonner Hofgartens hat die Polizei zunächst das Opfer für den Täter gehalten und bei der Festnahme verletzt. Der mutmaßliche Täter wurde ebenfalls verhaftet und kam in eine Psychiatrie.
MEIN KOMMENTAR: DER TÄTER? EIN SCHWARZGELOCKTER MANN MIT DUNKLERER HAUTFARBE??????
BITTE HIER WEITERLESEN – UNGEHEUERLICH!
Mecklenburg jail faces ‘urgent crisis’ after four inmates die, advocates say
By Gavin Off, LaVendrick Smith And Ames Alexander
July 12, 2018 02:13 PM
Updated July 13, 2018 04:57 PM
After a Mecklenburg County Jail inmate died Thursday — the fourth to die in two months — prisoner advocates and families of the deceased are calling for reform.
Jerome Thompson, 52, jumped from the second floor of a general housing pod Wednesday around 10:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said in a news release. He suffered a fractured skull and was taken to a hospital for surgery, officials said….
1. You cancel social plans despite actually wanting to attend. Chronic pain is like having that one shitty, sloppy relative you barely tolerate ask if they can stay with you for a week…and instead move in permanently. And by that I mean, what little energy you have left for social interactions often gets zapped up…
The Missoula jail is often overcrowded with people who shouldn’t even be there — people with mental health and substance use issues.
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By Nancy West May 23, 2018
CONCORD — Supporters are holding a walk from the state prison in Concord to the federal courthouse for Andrew Butler of Hollis and other prisoners at the Secure Psychiatric Unit of the men’s prison on Thursday starting at 9 a.m., according to an American Friends Service Committee news release.
Called the Pilgrimage for Dignity, Compassion, and Justice, the walk will start across the street from the men’s prison on North State Street at 9 a.m. with Butler’s father, Douglas Butler, and Rep. Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, making brief statements.
The two-mile walk will proceed south with a brief stop at the State House at 9:45 a.m. then proceed to the U.S. District Court at 55 Pleasant Street by 10:45 a.m. Speakers outside the courthouse will likely include former Secure Psychiatric Unit prisoners and family members of people who have been held there, the release said.
The walk is scheduled to coincide with a hearing inside the courthouse on Andrew Butler’s habeas corpus petition demanding to be transferred to a psychiatric hospital because he isn’t charged with or been convicted of a crime. Douglas Butler said previously that his son had interactions with the Hollis police in December, but any charges were dismissed.
The public court hearing is set for 11 a.m.
Andrew Butler, a 21-year-old resident of Hollis, was committed to the New Hampshire Hospital, the state’s psychiatric hospital, in the fall of 2017. From there, he was sent to the Secure Psychiatric Unit at the prison.
“He is held as a mental health patient without being in an accredited hospital, denied contact visits with his father, denied contact visits with his attorney, forced to wear prison clothing,” his attorney Sandra Bloomenthal wrote in the habeas corpus petition filed in federal court. “He is locked down 23 hours a day. He has been tasered. The treatment he has received is cruel and unusual punishment without having been convicted of a crime and with no pending criminal process.”
The Pilgrimage for Dignity, Compassion, and Justice is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, NH Voices of Faith, and Advocates for Ethical Mental Health Treatment. More information can be obtained by calling (603) 491-0198 or (603) 859-0199, according to the release. ……http://indepthnh.org/2018/05/23/pilgrimage-for-andrew-butler-from-prison-to-federal-court-set-for-thursday-in-concord/
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