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News Summary for September 8, 2014
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

Please note that the articles are listed in alphabetical order by state, so you can easily scan
through the articles for those within your state or other states in which you have a particular interest.


Dr. Nora's Top Articles:

1.   “Mentally Handicapped Are Held for Years Without Trial” --- "If somebody is retarded, and someone accuses them of a crime, then ... His IQ always tested on the cusp of what is considered mental retardation. --- Tampabay.com --- August 29, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/RLV6ET

2.   “Four Arrested in Connection to Autistic Child's Death” --- Shortly after Tamiyah Audain's 12th birthday the severely Autistic girl, who never spoke a word, died. Police said it ... --- CBS Local --- August 27, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/mp5BUN

3.   “Stepfather in Court on Charges of Starving, Abusing Autistic Girl” --- A long-distance trucker is due in court Wednesday on charges that he starved and abused his 15-year-old autistic stepdaughter and kept her locked in ... --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- August 27, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/1zioOR

4.   “Desperate Act: Mom on Trial After Attempt to Kill Autistic Daughter” --- A Michigan man whose ex-wife is accused of trying to kill their severely autistic daughter says he's bracing for the trial that will reveal the depths of ... --- NBCNews.com --- September 2, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/Ljm5NZ

5.   “Judge Blasts Department of Human Services, Expands Court Oversight of State Reforms to Aid Disabled” --- … 4, 2016, effectively placing the state's disability services under federal oversight for another two years. In an Aug. 22 letter to the court, Deputy Human ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- September 3, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/MbgeZc

6.   “Case of Mentally Impaired Teen Highlights Interrogation Shortfalls, Attorney Says” --- An attorney for a mentally impaired 17-year-old says tactics that St. Clair County sheriff's investigators used to get the teen's ... --- STLtoday.com --- August 29, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/zncLys

7.   “Mom Accused of Killing Her Disabled Daughter Could Get Trust Fund” --- A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care ... --- Tuscaloosa News --- August 31, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/ZTCqUw

8.   “Sexual Predators at Schools Target Most Vulnerable Children, Those with Disabilities: Study” ---  Stephanie Amato, 30, a special education teacher in northeast Philadelphia, was charged this summer with statutory sexual assault and several other ... --- The Patriot-News - PennLive.com --- September 3, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/d4WCo7

9.   “Brutal and Allowed: The Shocking Ways Schools Can Legally Restrain Kids” --- In a prone hold, school staff hold a child face-down on the floor, which can restrict breathing. The restraint is so dangerous it's banned in at least 20 ... --- KATU --- September 3, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/tIL1JH

10.   “Germany Opens Memorial to Nazis' Disabled Victims” --- Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities killed by the Nazis after their lives ... --- Kansas City Star --- September 2, 2014  (GERMANY)  http://is.gd/sYeC9h

11.   “Rates of Abuse Among Disabled 'Shockingly High' ” --- She says consultation reveals major and urgent issues for disabled people in Auckland that breach our obligations under UN Convention on the ... --- Newstalk ZB --- September 2, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/EskOy2
 

Abuse/Crime-related

12.   “Scrutiny Ongoing at Arkansas Lockup for Juveniles” --- Officials with the Arkansas Division of Youth Services and a nonprofit disability rights group say they will work together to investigate ... --- Baxter Bulletin --- August 24, 2014  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/YepV3i

13.   “Handicapped Woman in Oceanside Sexually Assaulted as She Slept” --- Police are searching for a man that allegedly broke into a woman's home and sexually assaulted her as she slept on Wednesday morning. --- San Diego 6 --- September 3, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/RyybPK

14.   “A Young Woman's Death and Staffing Cuts Prompt Questions over Care at Home for ...” ---  The group home is one of 23 specialized health care facilities opened in the Bay Area to provide 24-hour care for former patients of Agnews. --- Contra Costa Times --- August 29, 2014   (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/H4qSK7

15.   “Glendale Hospital Settles Patient-dumping Case for $700,000” --- However, Bales said he has seen a troubling increase of mentally ill people on the streets. Union Mission, which has 810 beds downtown and 210 ... --- Los Angeles Register --- August 27, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/TW4UfX

16.   “Prison Waited over a Year to Notify Colorado Health Officials of Mentally Ill Inmate's Death” --- Colorado prison officials waited nearly a year and a half to report the death of a mentally ill inmate to health officials, delaying an outside ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- August 25, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/35ZKT5

17.   “Felon Steals More than $2,400 from Disabled Man: Police” --- Angelo Younger, 49, a convicted felon, is accused of coercing a disabled man into giving him more than $2,400 and his Sacred Heart University class ... --- NBC Connecticut --- September 3, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/DV0gxC

18.   “Mother Arrested After Leaving Autistic Son Alone in Car” --- Officers from the Smyrna Police Department arrested a mother Wednesday in the parking lot of the Smyrna Mart Shopping Center near ... --- WBOC TV 16 --- August 29, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/jUWSiU

19.   “Parents Upset Autistic Boy Handcuffed, Placed on Police Car” --- The parents of a 10-year-old boy with autism are upset after they said Kissimmee police handcuffed and propped the child up on a police cruiser. --- WESH Orlando --- September 3, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/2BHhfY

20.   “Autistic Girl's Father Goes on Trial for Her Death” --- Her stepmother, Misty, is already spending the rest of her life in jail after she was convicted in the death of the little girl who had autism. Now her father ... --- FOX 13 Tampa Bay --- August 29, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/ia9CSP

21.   “Video Shows Mentally Ill Man Closed In Room; Nurse Charged” --- CBS4 News has obtained surveillance video from inside the South Florida State Hospital in Pembroke Pines that ... --- CBS Local --- August 29, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/6VvgLj

22.   “Man Stole Cash, Credit Card from Blind Customer, Police Say” --- The West Palm Beach Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a man accused of stealing cash and a credit card from a legally blind ... --- WPTV --- August 27, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/GWZgZL

23.  “Police: Cobb Firefighter Beat Legally Blind Wife in Atlanta Hotel” --- A Cobb County firefighter who was arrested Sunday morning in Gwinnett County after his legally blind wife told police he had beaten her ... --- Marietta Daily Journal --- August 27, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/djkzNi

24.   “Mother Claims Autistic Son 'Clawed, Scratched Through Drywall' after Staff Forced Him into Small Room” --- A mother claims her autistic son was forced into a room the size of a closet, then he tried to scratch his way out. --- WAVE --- September 3, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/SiKLZm

25.   “Iowa Women Charged with Dependent Adult Abuse” --- Two women responsible for the care of a woman with a seizure disorder who was immobile and unable to speak have been charged with dependent ... --- KCCI Des Moines --- September 1, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/R7FUjb

18.   “Man Back in Mental Hospital after Beheading Disabled Son” --- Six months after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the beheading of his disabled 7-year-old son, 33-year-old ... --- FOX10 News – Mobile --- August 31, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/tlAJ9m

26.   “Former Shreveport Firefighters to Plead Guilty in Hiring Prostitute for Intellectually Disabled Man ...” --- Two former Shreveport firefighters who were allegedly involved in hiring a prostitute for an intellectually disabled man at a fire station will plead guilty ... --- The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com --- August 27, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/fRKlUt

27.   “Inquiry into Bridgewater Death Ordered” --- ... events of the May 4, 2009, death, and to take a wider look at conditions at Bridgewater and other state prisons where the mentally ill are confined. --- Boston Globe --- August 27, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/ZjaZJ1

28.   “Eastern U.P. Couple Arrested for Sexually Abusing Adult” --- Shaul is charged with first-degree vulnerable adult abuse, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and kidnapping with intent to commit criminal ... --- WNMU-FM --- August 26, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/jFwB8l

29.   “Woman Used Credit Card of Vulnerable Adult to Make Purchases” --- A Blaine woman, who took out a credit card in the name of a vulnerable adult without his permission to make $1,484.54 worth of purchases at the ... --- Coon Rapids Herald --- September 1, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/J0y8qP

30.   “Woodbury Man Accused of Molesting Vulnerable Adults” --- Seigler is also classified as a vulnerable adult, according to the complaint. In an interview with police, Seigler admitted to attempting sexual contact ... --- Woodbury Bulletin --- August 26, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/1C6XTW

31.   “Serial Fraudster Who Drained Vulnerable Friend's Retirement Account Gets 9 Years in Prison” ---  Syzdek's scheme is the latest in the disturbing growth of serious swindle cases against vulnerable adults that Freeman said his office is charging. --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- August 29, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/CMILj7

32.   “Down Syndrome Child's Body Found, Man in Custody” --- Scottie Willet, is in custody in Pettis County in relation to the murder of a six-year-old rural Fulton boy. Missouri Department of Corrections ... --- KRCG  --- August 28, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/QodByL

33.   “Cherry Hill Teacher Returning to District after 2012 Recording of Aides 'Bullying' Autistic Student” --- The Cherry Hill teacher placed on paid leave in 2012, after a hidden microphone appeared to catch school staff harassing a 10-year-old autistic ... --- The Star-Ledger --- August 25, 2014  (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/eCsDws

34.   “An Albany Man Stands Accused of Raping a Developmentally Disabled Girl” --- An Albany man stands accused of raping a developmentally disabled girl. James Shanks, 68, was charged with three counts of first-degree rape and ... --- Albany Democrat Herald --- August 28, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/BeawIf 

35.   “Mentally Handicapped Death Row Brothers to Be Released After 30 Years Following New DNA ...” ---  Two mentally handicapped brothers from North Carolina are celebrating with their family today having sat on death row for three decades for a murder ... --- The Inquisitr --- September 3, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/75h9XD

36.   “Former NC Teaching Assistant Found Guilty of Assaulting Handicapped Student” --- It was reported that Taylor choked a handicapped student, punched the student in the stomach and kicked him in his side. She then reportedly took the ... --- myfox8.com --- August 29, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/2SG6pn

37.   “Mother Says Developmentally Disabled Daughter Was Attacked on School Bus” --- Mother says developmentally disabled daughter was attacked on school bus .... a developmentally disabled student at Wolf Developmental Center. --- WBTV --- August 27, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/mJKt66

38.   “Classmates Dump Bodily Fluids onto Autistic Teen during ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Bay Village” --- A group of Bay Village High School students are in big trouble after playing a cruel prank on their 14-year-old autistic classmate. --- NewsNet5.com --- September 4, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/7OTeiD

39.   “Tulsa Police: Man Steals Drugs Wheelchair-Bound Victim” --- Tulsa Police Gilcrease Division investigators have released a photo of a man who stole prescription medication from a wheelchair-bound assisted ... --- News On 6 --- August 29, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/9At5Df

40.   “Perkins Woman Accused of Raping Disabled Man” --- A Payne County Judge issued a warrant for the arrest of 20-year-old Sharlisa Katrice Priest on Tuesday. Judge Katherine Thomas set bail for Priest at ... --- Stillwater News Press --- August 28, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/bihdLI

41.   “Man Accused of Raping Developmentally Disabled Girl” --- James Shanks, 68, was charged with three counts of first-degree rape and three counts of first-degree sex abuse on Thursday in Linn County Circuit ... --- Corvallis Gazette Times --- August 29, 2014  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/4CD00C

42.   “Caregiver Charged with Indecent Assault of Disabled Elizabethtown Woman” --- Elizabethtown police have charged a Lancaster County man with indecently assaulting a mentally and physically disabled woman who was in his care ... --- The Patriot-News --- August 25, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/w88I26

43.   “Investigation: Were SC Disabled People Overbilled?” --- South Carolina's inspector general is launching an investigation into whether people with disabilities have been overcharged for ... --- The State --- September 2, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/awQMQ5

44.   “Man Arraigned in Attempted Rape of Blind Woman” --- A man accused of attempting to rape a blind woman has been arraigned on three charges. Wiley Austin is charged with ... --- WBBJ-TV --- September 2, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/QCdN7w

45.   “Police: Man Robbed Victim in Wheelchair in South Nashville”  --- Metro Nashville police are looking for the man who they say robbed a man in a wheelchair in south Nashville. --- WNEM TV 5 --- August 27, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/iPfczq

46.   “Dallas' Green Oaks Psych Hospital Jeopardized Patients, Must Submit Plan, Regulators Say” --- Green Oaks Hospital, a private psychiatric facility in Dallas, was found by federal regulators Wednesday to have placed its patients in “immediate ... --- Dallas Morning News --- September 3, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/eBA9uy

47.   “5-year-old Boy with Autism Lost for Hours on Bus in SW Houston” --- Valentino -- who is autistic -- was heading home Monday afternoon from Thomas Pilgrim Academy on Skyline Drive near Hillcroft and Richmond ... --- KPRC Houston --- August 26, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/MZLX8W

48.   “Ogden Mom Who Neglected Her Disabled Children Avoids Jail Time” --- Dominguez was charged in September 2013 with two counts of abuse or neglect of a disabled child, both third-degree felonies. --- Standard-Examiner --- September 2, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/UcP1Jm

49.   “Adult Caregiver Arrested in Check Forgery Case” --- Adult caregiver arrested in check forgery case ... four counts of forgery and four counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult, both third-degree felonies. --- Daily Herald --- August 28, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/en5WwP

50.   “Caught on Camera: Men Steal Tablet from Woman in Wheelchair” --- Police say a woman in a wheelchair was robbed of her tablet. But surprisingly, the victim forgives those that have wronged her. --- MyFox Philadelphia --- September 3, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/KGssWe

51.   “Man Charged in Kidnapping of Developmentally Disabled Girl” --- Man charged in kidnapping of developmentally disabled girl ... a man accused of convincing a developmentally disabled Snohomish girl to spend the ... --- HeraldNet --- August 30, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/dg1y4k

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52.   “Debate Simmering over Police Treatment of Mentally Ill” --- Sylvia Charters didn't know Michelle Cusseaux, but when she heard about the mentally ill woman's death, her blood ran cold. Cusseaux — who ... --- Arizona Republic --- August 31, 2014  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/YPn27b

53.   “Chula Vista School District Failed to Accommodate Students with Learning Disabilities” --- Next spring, kindergarten through 12th-grade students across California will be tested to see if they meet new Common Core standards, and many ... --- KPBS --- September 2, 2014  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/oJOyh2

54.   “California Will Shift Mentally Ill Inmates into Separate Isolation Units, Offer More Treatment” --- State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- August 29, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/zVzfHE

55.   “Police Say Violent Encounters with Mentally Ill People on Rise” --- The scenario plays out regularly in streets and neighborhoods across the Sacramento region: A person suffering from mental illness has a weapon, ... --- Sacramento Bee --- August 25, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/ZsSE8y

56.   “Group Homes to Close as Company Blames Inadequate State Funding” --- “We have undertaken many rounds of negotiations with the Department of Developmental Services to arrive at a solution, as we view the closure of a ... --- Journal Inquirer --- September 3, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/TdNqmq

57.   “Battling Against the Criminalization of Persons with Mental Illness: A Matter of Social Justice” --- Our local jail system was over-crowded with persons arrested with serious mental illness, a Federal Class Action was pending, and our courts were ... --- Huffington Post --- September 3, 2014  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/6POWvj

58.   “Pasco Schools Aim to End Use of Seclusion Rooms” --- The Pasco County school district, which five years ago had the third-highest number of seclusion incidents in Florida at 545, has set a goal of ... --- Tampabay.com --- August 31, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/EN83lW

59.   “Cedartown Faces Challenges with Mentally Ill on Streets” --- Newsome said the city is wonderful to help those in need and that generosity resulted to opening a men's shelter, two women's shelters, and a mental ... --- Rome News-Tribune --- August 29, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/94Acga

60.   “Report Again Blasts Iowa Department for Failing to Educate Disabled Children” --- ... said the staff there appeared to have "little understanding and appreciation for meeting the individual learning needs" of children with disabilities. --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- August 29, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/Cm5qFh

61.   “Shortage of Psychiatric Beds Creates Bottleneck at NJ Screening Centers” --- New Jersey mental health advocates say a shortage of beds in psychiatric hospitals is causing long wait times and chaotic conditions in the state's ... --- Newsworks.org --- September 2, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/3BR73M

62.   “Grand Jury Indicts Local Resident Accused of Inappropriately Touching Disabled Man” --- A Huron County grand jury has indicted a local resident who is accused of inappropriately touching a disabled man. --- Norwalk Reflector --- September 2, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/cQVI8v

63.   “Women Stole from Developmentally Disabled People, Authorities Report” --- Deputies also arrested Marchelle Kucharski after a joint investigation with the county developmental disabilities board. She is accused of stealing ... --- The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com --- August 26, 2014  (OHIO) http://is.gd/T6dpad

64.   “Judge Accepts Reforms in How Portland Police Deal with Mentally Ill” --- A federal judge has accepted the settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland on reforms ... --- KATU --- August 29, 2014  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/r64nbr

65.   “Families, Advocates React to Low Wages for People with Disabilities” --- “I understand the lower wages because with my disability, I'm not able to ... Sonja Kerr, the center's director of disabilities rights, said they plan to ... --- Observer-Reporter --- September 2, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/gmCzSJ

66.   “Report: PA Schools & Child Care Facilities Lacking Emergency Plans for Children with Disabilities” ---  A new study conducted by the Save The Children Federation found that 21 states in the United States do not meet emergency planning standards for ... --- FOX43.com --- September 2, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/1pC5UB

67.   “Governor Inslee Working Quickly to Ease Mental Health Bed Shortage” --- Gov. Jay Inslee has approved spending as much as $30 million to start meeting a state Supreme Court order to add more psychiatric ... --- HeraldNet --- August 23, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/BEhd9D

68.   “Apparent Suicide Highlights Legal Difficulties of Treating Mentally Ill” --- But his case also illustrates the challenges of dealing with adults who have mental illness, where a patient's civil and privacy rights aren't abrogated ... --- The Spokesman Review --- August 31, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/ytQqhd

International Articles

69.   “Judge-only Trial for Man Accused of Raping Autistic Child” --- A Rockhampton man facing a host of child sex charges allegedly committed against an autistic boy has been afforded a judge-only trial after a ... --- Mackay Daily Mercury --- August 30, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/yua31G

70.   “WA Man Kenneth Hassell Jailed on Appeal for Sexually Abusing Mentally Impaired Girl” --- A man who sexually abused a mentally impaired girl has had his suspended sentence overturned in the West Australian Court of Appeal. --- The Daily Telegraph --- August 27, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/NQq1SN

71.   “Man Admits to Sexual Relationship with Mentally Disabled Boy, 12, in Central Queensland but ...” --- A Queensland man has been granted a rare judge-only trial on allegations he raped a mentally disabled boy during neighbourhood visits after ... --- Courier Mail --- August 25, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/rAZjA0

72.   “Austria Bans Cage Beds in Psychiatric Hospitals” --- Cage beds have been used both in psychiatric hospitals and social care institutions to restrain mentally ill patients, including children. --- The Local Austria --- September 1, 2014  (AUSTRIA)  http://is.gd/qS4h07

73.   “BC Teachers' Strike: Former Teacher Quit over Special Needs Stress” --- A former teacher in Chilliwack says she quit her job after 14 years because she didn't have the resources to help the special needs children in her ... --- CBC.ca --- September 3, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/qAdxq6

74.   “Montrealers with Disabilities Protest to Demand Better Living Conditions” --- The government prefers to put disabled people into long-term facilities, said Richard Guilmette, who founded Handicap-Quebec and publishes its web ... --- CTV News --- September 1, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/ETqUyx

75.   “5 Key Cases of Police Shooting Deaths Involving Mentally Ill Individuals” --- The Mental Health Commission of Canada released a series of recommendations Wednesday aimed at improving how police forces interact with ... --- CBC.ca --- August 27, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/bR7yU9

76.   “For China's Disabled, Jobs Are Hard to Find” --- Unemployment remains a daunting challenge for China's disabled. ... But disability rights have largely languished ever since, many activists say. --- Washington Post --- August 26, 2014  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/wIWlyW 

77.   “Police Officer Detained for Sexually Assaulting Handicapped Girl” --- North Giza prosecution decided on Tuesday to renew the detainment for 15 days of a police officer accused of sexually harassing an 18-year-old ... --- Daily News Egypt --- September 1, 2014  (EGYPT)  http://is.gd/NjdT4c

78.   “Care Worker Sought by Hackney Police after Disabled Child is Attacked” --- Care worker sought by Hackney police after disabled child is attacked. A woman is accused of hitting four year-old child leaving him with two bruises. --- Hackney Citizen --- September 1, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/fIjjI4

79.   “Disabled Woman Pushed Off Mobility Scooter and Abused” --- A disabled woman was pushed off her mobility scooter and verbally abused by a man wearing a Keep Calm And Carry On t-shirt. The victim was ... --- The Argus --- August 30, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/p01vfQ

80.   “High Court May Call Head of Mental Health Services to Explain Lack of Bed for Teenager” --- The HSE director of mental health services may be called before the High Court today if progress has not been made in finding a psychiatric hospital ... --- Irish Times --- September 2, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/ZjCEe6

81.   “Disabled Inmate Failed by Justice System - Legal Expert” --- A man with a severe intellectual disability who has spent 45 years in prison has been failed by the justice system, according to a legal expert from ... --- TVNZ --- August 27, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/K0t395
 

 


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