American Jails Have Become De Facto Psychiatric Facilities, P. 2

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North Carolina recognized long ago that jail and prison inmates often suffer from mental illness. The Department of Correction had dedicated mental health facilities long before the Reagan Administration shut down state hospitals across the country. That de-institutionalization, though, put a whole new population of men and women on the streets; many went from inpatient
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American Jails Have Become De Facto Psychiatric Facilities, P. 1

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This weekend not only marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, but it marks the 40th anniversary of the Attica prison riots. No, the riots were not in North Carolina, but prison officials here and around the country watched and waited for four days. The riots ended with state troopers opening fire, killing both inmates and
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Jury Convicts North Carolina Nursing Home Killer

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The month-long trial of the man who admitted to killing eight people in a North Carolina nursing home came to an end this past weekend. The jury found the defendant guilty of eight counts of second-degree murder as well as weapons and firearms crimes. The panel deliberated for eight hours, beginning Friday and wrapping up
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North Carolina Murder Charges Dismissed, but Man Remains in Jail

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A North Carolina man was indicted last year in the homicide of a 33-year-old woman. On August 16th, the murder charges were dismissed by a Durham Count Superior Court judge. Prosecutors plan on appealing the dismissal. However, the accused man currently remains behind bars on a temporary stay ruling by a North Carolina appellate court. The
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