Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Delay in mental health placement frustrates Oklahoma County judge

An angry Oklahoma County judge Wednesday threatened to jail the state’s mental health commissioner because a mentally ill criminal defendant did not get treatment for six months.
“You just don’t get to ignore a court order,” the judge said during a contempt-of-court hearing. “It’s kind of sad that I have to tell the commissioner of the Department of Mental Health the same thing I have to tell someone who’s committed eight felonies.”
Read the entire story here:  http://newsok.com/delay-in-mental-health-placement-frustrates-oklahoma-county-judge/article/5390692/?page=1

We need more judges like this ...

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