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Court fight continues over unfit inmates

Judge says state should meet prisoners' mental health needs

By Dean Olsen

Gov. JB Pritzker's July 6 executive order that suspended the statutory 20-day time period for state hospitals to accept jail inmates for court-ordered psychiatric treatment is an illegal overreach of his authority, a Sangamon County judge ruled Aug. 4. Representatives of the Illinois Attorney General's Office initially said they planned to ask the Illinois Appellate Court to overturn the decision by Sangamon County Associate Judge Karen Tharp...

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