Mon., February 18, 2013 5:21pm
The pending execution of Warren Lee Hill is highlighting Georgia’s tough standard for proving mental disability in death-penalty cases. Hill’s lawyers have long argued he shouldn’t be put to death because it’s illegal to execute the “mentally retarded.” But that has to be proven “beyond a reasonable doubt” in Georgia courts, and they decided Hill didn’t meet the standard. No other state requires that level of proof.
Mon., July 18, 2011 12:01am
A public-private collaboration wants to find Southeast Georgia's 100 most seriously mentally ill patients. The goal is to identify the area's most at-risk population for homelessness, jail or hospitalization -- and give them extra resources to stay out of trouble. Once indentified, patients will work with peer navigators to lower recidivism.
Mon., May 30, 2011 11:32am
The closure of a state-run mental hospital in northwest Georgia is being pushed back. Officials say it's to allow more time for new community services to take root.
Tue., October 19, 2010 4:14pm
Georgia will stop admitting people with developmental disabilities into state hospitals.
Thu., August 26, 2010 4:53pm
Georgia Tech is leading a team of universities that received a $10 million federal grant to develop a computerized early warning system for young children who have autism. The five-year National Science Foundation award will go to researchers designing a tool that would use cameras, microphones, and on-body sensors to identify symptoms of autism in children.
Thu., June 10, 2010 3:47pm
A police chief and a superintendant are suspended, while three other officials have resigned, following the Tazing of an Autistic teenager.
Fri., July 31, 2009 6:07am
The site is one of seven under consideration for mercury storage as federal
Wed., July 29, 2009 2:54pm
The U.S. Department of Energy, which is scoping several sites in the U.S. a