Originally posted on August 2, 2016
The state human services department must hire an independent consultant to track how quickly it completes mental competency evaluations for inmates facing criminal charges as part of a new federal agreement.
The department and Disability Law Colorado, which accused the state of letting inmates “languish in jail, in dangerous and debilitating conditions” as they waited months for mental health evaluations and treatment, have filed a joint motion to dismiss their latest legal dispute after settling in mediation.
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