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Mental Illness

Eytan Nielsen is proud to have its representation of Coleman Stewart listed on the National Registration of Exonerations website. In 2018, Colorado criminal defense attorney Iris Eytan represented the college age defendant that had been shot by officers in the Boulder County police department. Iris'...

Independent Monitor: State’s Plan For Addressing Mentally Ill In Jail Is 'Scattershot' February 7, 2019 BY ALLISON SHERRY CPR News Colorado Department of Human Services lacks a cohesive plan to deal with hundreds of mentally ill people facing criminal charges who are deemed incompetent to stand trial, and many...

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...