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Mental Illness

Colorado Cries Uncle in Ten-Year Fight Over Warehousing of Mentally Ill Westword By Michael Roberts December 14, 2018 Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has agreed to the appointment of a "special master" to independently oversee the state's plan to address the routine warehousing of mentally ill individuals in jails...

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...

By Allison Sherry June 14, 2018 Denver, Colorado State officials have been sued for the fourth time in a decade for violating a court order that guarantees mentally ill people facing criminal charges receive treatment within about a month. Lawyers for Disability Law Colorado say that they have been...