HARRISBURG, PA. – Pennsylvania is pledging in a federal court settlement approved Wednesday to broaden services for mentally ill defendants to avoid stays of hundreds of days in jail or restrictive hospital units while they wait for an assessment by doctors or a better treatment setting.
The state’s commitments were made in an agreement approved by U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo on Wednesday to settle a federal lawsuit accusing it of violating the rights of mentally ill defendants. The lawsuit, filed Read More
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