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Imperial County officials routinely keep people on psychiatric holds for longer than 72 hours, often in ill-equipped facilities and without a formal hearing that’s required by law, an inewsource investigation found.
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Some lawmakers are turning to conservatorships as a possible solution for the state’s homeless crisis, even though the system isn't ready.
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Two moms sought mental health conservatorships for their sons. Neither case worked out the way they hoped.
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"I worked with a lot of seniors facing a tremendous amount of stress and housing insecurity and, you know, deciding between feeding your pets, yourself, or paying your rent," said one Bay Area director of senior housing.
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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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