Update on Colorado Department of Human Services Bill

May 9, 2018

Colorado Department of Human Services bill (SB18-252) to obtain authorization from the legislature to warehouse people in jail for 4 months who have been found incompetent to proceed and solution to get out from under their federal settlement agreement — FAILED last night with Sen. Aguilar filibustering until midnight (and until the bell closing the session) reading expert reports about the unconstitutionality of this type of “help” to people with serious mental illness. Not feeling victorious, rather disheartened with CDHS trying to find an easy way out undermining the rights of the people they should be protecting. Listen starting at 2:20 on the link below. Felony defense attorney Iris Eytan represents accused criminals with mental illness in the lawsuit brought by Disability Law Colorado.

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