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April 2, 2019

FORMER HEAD PUBLIC DEFENDER URGES DECRIMINALIZATION OF NON-VIOLENT OFFENSES INVOLVING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS by Theresa Schiavone

Jail has become the largest domicile for people with mental illness in Colorado, says the man who led the state public defenders office for more than a decade; and, says Douglas Wilson, criminal proceedings involving the mentally ill could be avoided by handling non-violent offenders in civil court. Wilson told a group at NAMI Denver’s Education Night about a woman, who had cycled through the Read More

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