10K ‘Forensic’ Patients are Held in Psychiatric Beds

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More than 10,000 mentally ill people who haven’t been convicted of a crime are involuntary confined by psychiatric hospitals. They have been found not guilty by reason of insanity or have been arrested but found incompetent to stand trial. Critics say states ignore a Supreme Court ruling that such patients must be both mentally ill and dangerous to be hospitalized against their will . . .

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