CA Sued Over Care Delays for Mentally Ill, Disabled Defendants

On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against California alleging that the state failed to transfer defendants with mental health issues or disabilities who were deemed incompetent to stand trial to state hospitals in a timely manner, Reuters reports (Bernstein, Reuters, 7/29).

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Defendants in criminal court must be able to comprehend any charges against them and help in their own defense. Read more.

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