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Amid plenty of praise for the nonprofit’s hard work, there‘s also a troubling allegation, an explosion under investigation, and inflated claims.
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The homegrown nonprofit has risen fast in four years, from managing portable toilets to running hotels. Now it has national ambitions.
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We should know in a few months how many people are living on our streets, but that’s just a start.
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In recent years, there have been efforts to increase other competency restoration alternatives – like jail-based or outpatient methods – but for some people, those options are not always available.
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Moms talk about what it’s like to be pregnant in jail, and about their lives before and after incarceration.
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An examination of shortfalls in Texas' oversight of the state hospital waitlist spotlights unreliable data and records that aren’t kept, like the race and ethnicity of people on the waitlist and how many die each year before getting to the hospital.
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Part six of a 20-month long investigation looking into hygiene stations that the City of Los Angeles distributed to homeless encampments.
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By October 2021, the number of people stuck in jail waiting for a state hospital bed had grown to a new record of 1,838 people.
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“They often refer to us as a restorative justice court, where we focus on assisting repeat offenders and connecting them to services so that those repetitive offenses stop,” said the court's administrator.
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In Texas, those charged with crimes and found mentally incompetent are entitled to treatment at a state hospital before returning to jail and standing trial. The failing system waitlists hundreds. Sometimes they die sooner than receiving treatment.

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