Younger people with chronic medical conditions feel left behind by the governor’s new vaccine plan, which prioritizes by age.
With vaccines for patients on the horizon, plaintiffs agreed to the case’s dismissal.
Courts’ use of competency exams increased while the criminal docket shrunk between 2015 and 2019.
Officials aim to complete all the testing by the end of June.
Another investigation of Whiting Forensic, a state-run psychiatric facility, calls for significant reforms.
Osten believes identifying the number of mentally ill people who are incarcerated, and their treatment needs, will allow the state to keep people out of prison.
Advocates and lawmakers say it’s imperative to untangle the issue of mental illness from mass shootings and address the real problem: access to guns.