Stories tagged: mentally ill
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 1:07 P.M.
Judge extends in-jail competency deadlines to 14 days
A federal judge has modified a permanent injunction against the Washington state agency that oversees competency evaluations for mentally ill people charged with crimes.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 1:45 P.M.
Appeals court throws out 7-day competency evaluation order
A federal appeals court has overturned an order requiring Washington state health officials to provide competency evaluations to mentally ill defendants within seven days of a judge’s order.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 9:23 A.M.
Jails spend millions to house mentally ill, report shows
Holding mentally ill defendants in jails while they await competency services is costing cities and counties across the state of Washington millions of dollars. That’s according to state officials who …
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016, 12:21 P.M.
Judge: Either treat or release mentally ill murder suspect
A Washington state judge has ordered that a mentally ill murder suspect be released from jail or admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Lawyers say renovated jail no place for mentally ill
Lawyers representing mentally ill defendants waiting extended periods of time for competency services are asking a federal judge for a restraining order to stop the state of Washington from sending …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010, 12:06 P.M.
Gregoire proposes sentencing changes
Gov. Chris Gregoire wants sentencing changes for offenders who are mentally ill.
SATURDAY, JAN. 9, 2010
Sandwiches and support
A new Coeur d’Alene deli that delivers boxed lunches offers more than sandwiches packed with meat and cheese, accompanied by a homemade peanut butter cookie. It helps provide mentally ill …
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009
Fresh Start drop-in center heading to Sherman
A four-year-old drop-in center for the homeless and mentally ill in downtown Coeur d’Alene is moving this month to a new building. Fresh Start’s move should save money on rent, …