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Justice Delayed Becomes Justice Deniednew

For more than a decade, Lisa Weisser pursued a claim against the state of Illinois, arguing the state should have protected her from a known sex offender who raped her. On Saturday, Dec. 3, she gave up.
Illinois Times  |  Bruce Rushton  |  12-12-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Suitcases From a State Asylum and the People Behind Themnew

When a state mental hospital closed, staff found hundreds of suitcases belonging to over 100 years of patients -- many of whom never left. These suitcases bring into focus the lives of their owners, and lead to examination of what's considered normal.
Metroland  |  Shawn Stone  |  08-19-2004  |  Science

Mental Health Reform Would Work in N.C.—with Enough Moneynew

First the state ordered mental health reform. Then they took away the money to do it. Now programs proven to help people—and save money—will suffer along with their patients.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  06-21-2004  |  Science

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