"This Just In" piece on Michael James, a state prison inmate with severe mental
"This Just In" piece on Michael James, a state prison inmate with severe mental illness who is at the heart of a controversy over whether mentally-ill inmates must first finish their prison sentences before receiving treatment in the Augusta state mental hospital. James, who has spent years in the solitary-confinement Supermax, was found not guilty by reason of insanity last summer for 10 assaults on guards. After Donald Marden, Superior Court judge, committed him to Riverview Psychiatric Center, officials from the Department of Corrections said the Maine Attorney General's office told them not to send him there. With comments on Helen Bailey, James's attorney; Charles Leadbetter, special assistant attorney general; and Richard Thompson of the Maine Civil Liberties Union.
Prisoners, Mental illness
Tapley, Lance, ""This Just In" piece on Michael James, a state prison inmate with severe mental" (2007). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 3041.
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