mentally ill

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NC Prison Ousts 7 Employees Over Inmate Death

Seven employees at a Taylorsville prison have lost their jobs amid an ongoing investigation into the death of a mentally ill inmate who had been held in solitary confinement.


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10 NC Mental Health Entities Plan To Merge To 4

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Plans are in the works to further consolidate the managed-care organizations that administer North Carolina’s treatment of the mentally ill and substance abusers and care for the developmentally disabled. The Department […]


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NC: Officer Acted Appropriately In Pepper Spraying Mentally Ill Inmate

The North Carolina Division of Prisons says its staff acted appropriately when it pepper sprayed a mentally ill inmate locked in a tiny cell.


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Panel Advances Bill To Keep Guns From Mentally Ill

A House panel has advanced a bill designed to prevent people who have been declared mentally ill from buying guns.


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SC Man Convicted Of Raping Dying Cancer Patient

A 56-year-old homeless man has been convicted of raping a dying cancer patient at a Mount Pleasant hospice center.



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