State still sending mentally ill people to homeless shelters
May 12, 2017
ATLANTA (AP) — Mentally ill patients often left Georgia's state psychiatric hospitals with just a bus token and directions to a homeless shelter.
For people with disabilities, these same institutions became places of permanent confinement.
This is the system that Georgia, under pressure from the federal government, pledged seven years ago to radically overhaul. But with a court-enforced deadline fast approaching, the state increasingly seems unlikely to fulfill its promises.
Georgia has less than 14 months - until June 30, 2018 - to comply with a settlement it reached with the U.S. Depart...