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Mental Health

State hospital in Pueblo can't keep up with competency evaluations for criminal suspects BY ROBERT BOCZKIEWICZ FOR THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN SEP 28, 2018 DENVER, CO A judge said Friday she will decide whether a state agency that operates the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo is violating an agreement...

By MICHAEL ROBERTS | SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 Published in westword.com According to attorney Iris Eytan, Colorado has been warehousing the mentally ill in jails for months at a time without bothering to evaluate their condition or ordering any treatment that might help them. Even worse, she says,...

Colorado Increasingly In Contempt As More Judges Recognize That Jail Isn’t A Mental Health Answer BY ALLISON SHERRY | SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 Published in cpr.org Almost 300 mentally ill people across the state have been in jail for months — before being convicted of anything — because state...