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"[Sion] Jair has heard the advice that you should test yourself mentally, do sudoku, crosswords and the like. But this doesn’t work for him."

"Not long ago, he tried to do a 'coffee time' crossword. He did it every day, in five minutes. But now he just stared blankly at the newspaper. 'Do you know, I couldn’t do two or three clues,' he says, … Continue reading

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Mentally Ill Inmate Gouges Out Own Eyes, Sues County for Negligence

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 7, 2017, a mentally ill inmate in the Boulder, Colorado, jail sued Sheriff Joe Pelle in federal court, claiming that the … Continue reading

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How Much Are The Mentally Disableds' Lives Worth In New York (Hint: ZERO!)

Just read a great article in the New York Times about developmentally disabled people in New York State care, or in the care of not-for-profit homes charged by the State to care for them, who die for "reasons other than … Continue reading

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Judge rules mentally disabled immigrants facing deportation have right to representation

[JURIST] A federal judge ruled last week that US Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) [official website] officials must provide representation to two mentally disabled immigrants [JURIST news archive] who are challenging deportation proceedings. The ruling was a landmark decision in … Continue reading

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