October 2015

By MARC LEVY
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania is violating the rights of mentally ill defendants, allowing them to languish in jail often for hundreds of days for petty crimes, before determining whether they can be rehabilitated enough to stand trial or committing them to a treatment setting, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Arnold & Porter law firm in Washington, D.C., filed the case on behalf of 11 defendants, most of whom have no family or friends, are poor and unable to challenge their imprisonment.

The lawsuit seeks class-action certification to represent hundreds of defendants ...read more

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