"This Just In" piece on potentially dangerous delays for state prison inmates wa
"This Just In" piece on potentially dangerous delays for state prison inmates waiting to be evaluated at Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta, the state's chief mental hospital. State officials admit delays for jail-inmate psychiatric evaluations have increased considerably, blaming an increased number of evaluation requests. Steven Sherrets, the state's mental health criminal justice manager, said there have been five jail suicides in Maine in the past year and a half, but he didn't believe any of them occurred while an inmate was waiting to go to Riverview. With comments by Barry Pretzel, a Rockland lawyer; and Ann LeBlanc, a psychologist with the Health and Human Services Department.
Prisoners, Mental hygiene
Tapley, Lance, ""This Just In" piece on potentially dangerous delays for state prison inmates wa" (2007). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 3195.
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