Franken Working To Change How The Justice System Deals With The Mentally IllSen. Al Franken is hoping this is the year he can get legislation passed to help people suffering from mental illness.
Workers Blame Inmate Influx For InjuriesWorkers at a Minnesota psychiatric facility are being hurt on the job more often due in part to a recent state law that has forced the facility to quickly admit more jail inmates. Through November, the first full year since the law requiring that psychiatric hospitals accept mentally ill inmates from county jails took effect, 40 assaults have been reported at the Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center, according to state data.
Minneapolis Gunman's Family Grew More Concerned The parents of a Minneapolis man who authorities say fatally shot five people at his workplace were so concerned about his growing paranoia two years ago that they enrolled in a course for families of the mentally ill.
Minn. Man Accused In Boy's Death Ruled Mentally IllA court psychologist has concluded that an Eden Prairie man accused of drowning his infant son in a laundry tub was mentally ill at the time.