Lost and forgotten: conditions of confinement while waiting for competency evaluation and restoration, 2013
People with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries are being held in county jails from several weeks to months awaiting evaluation or restoration of their competency to stand trial. In this report, Disability Rights Washington (DRW) documents the human cost of the time these individuals spend in jail, with inadequate or no mental health treatment, usually in isolation.
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DRW press release
DRW video: Lost and forgotten: conditions of confinement
Lost and forgotten: Key points
This publication was made possible by funding support from the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA (3x98SM005397-13S3). These contents are solely the responsibility of DRW and do not necessarily represent the official views of SAMHSA.