Long Wait For Justice: People In Jail Face Delays For Mental Health Care Before They Can Stand Trial

June 10, 2022

Kaiser Health News (June 10)

Long Wait For Justice: People In Jail Face Delays For Mental Health Care Before They Can Stand Trial

Beau Hampton’s long wait for psychiatric treatment began last year, after he was accused of attacking his foster father and charged with a misdemeanor. The 18-year-old Hampton, who has a long history of mental illness, sat in jail east of Atlanta for four months waiting for an expert to evaluate whether he was mentally fit to stand trial. In February, a state psychologist found Hampton incompetent.


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