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Federal Judge Rules Mississippi’s Mental Health System Discriminates Against People With Serious Mental Illness

News | November 11, 2019

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On September 3, 2019, a federal judge ruled that Mississippi’s mental health system discriminates against people with serious mental illness (SMI), despite the state’s efforts to develop its capacity to provide community-based services. The judge ordered the state and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to submit three names of potential special masters and a proposal…

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