Assault Charges in Raleigh, NC

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Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Sparrow, explains the various types of assault charges that could be prosecuted in North Carolina. In North Carolina, there are different types of assault crimes such as: Assault, Assault on a Female, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Assault with a Deadly Weapon
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Can You Tell from Our Jails That Mental Illness is Not a Crime? P5

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We are finishing up our discussion of efforts to address the issues that cause and result from the incarceration of people with serious mental illnesses. This is not a new problem by any means, but a new nationwide imitative — Stepping Up — has brought the issue back to the fore. Stepping Up is built
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Can You Tell from Our Jails That Mental Illness is Not a Crime? P4

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We are turning back to our discussion of jails and detainees with mental illness. When we left off in our May 25 post, we were talking about North Carolina’s efforts to get these detainees the treatment they need and to alleviate the strain on county jails. Several counties in the state have jail diversion programs,
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Can You Tell from Our Jails That Mental Illness is Not a Crime? P3

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We are talking about mental illness and a new national initiative called “Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.” The initiative asks county and city governments across the country to commit to finding effective ways to handle detainees with mental illness. Clearly, holding detainees while they
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Can You Tell from Our Jails That Mental Illness is Not a Crime? P2

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We are talking about jails and the incarceration of people with mental illness. This isn’t the first time we’ve broached the subject: We wrote about it in a series of posts (American jails have become de facto psychiatric facilities) — in 2011. Have our efforts to address the problem failed, or have we just given
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