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Mental Health (INACTIVE)

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  • Early intervention would keep more out of L.A. County Jail's snake pit

    Early intervention would keep more out of L.A. County Jail's snake pit
    L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has no medical background, but he is the de facto administrator of what he calls "the nation's largest mental hospital."
  • Former swim coach sentenced for child sex abuse

    Former swim coach sentenced for child sex abuse
    Kelley Currin recalled dancing with her longtime swimming coach, Rick Curl, as a teenage girl the night of his wedding some 30 years ago. She wore a pink dress, held on too long and whispered in his ear, "I hate you." She told Montgomery County...

    Judge refuses to free murder defendant, 86, from mental hospital

    Judge refuses to free murder defendant, 86, from mental hospital
    Over the objections of Los Angeles County mental health officials, a judge Thursday ordered an 86-year-old murder defendant to remain in the government's care and not be released to a family member. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norman Shapiro...

    Letters: New thinking on mental illness and prisons

    Re "Saving Andy, and taxpayers," Column, Aug. 11 Steve Lopez's endorsement of the mental rehabilitation program Step Up on Second reinforces the need to change the conversation about how to deal with prison overcrowding — from a focus on...

    Dr. Dean Brooks dies at 96; key figure in filming 'Cuckoo's Nest'

    When he ran a large state mental hospital, Dr. Dean Brooks made some bold decisions, but one of the most daring was to heed the call of Hollywood. Over protests from his boss and many mental health professionals, Brooks allowed the cast and crew of "One...