Thursday, December 07, 2006

Florida DCF told: Treat inmates now

A Florida appellate court has ruled inmates must get treatment.

Notice that once again, it is law enforcement/corrections stepping up to fill the gap where the mental health system has failed ... .

''I can commiserate with them somewhat because we've had to deal with overcrowded jails, but they're going to have to operate overcrowded forensic hospitals until the Legislature steps up to the plate,'' he said. 'We never thought we could go into court and say, `We know how to solve that problem; we're not going to accept any new arrestees.' ''

- Assistant Miami-Dade County Attorney Randy Duvall

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