Locked In Limbo

Number 27580
Subject Disabilities
Source Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
State
Year 2015
Publication Date Nov. 15-18, 2015
Summary An Argus Leader Media investigation found that South Dakota routinely jails mentally ill defendants for half a year or more without trial because of scheduling delays for court-ordered mental competency evaluations.
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Keywords mental; illness; defendants; jail; trial; delay
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