Tue., March 12, 2013 6:41pm
A proposal to change Georgia's gun laws would close one loophole potentially allowing mentally ill people to purchase firearms. Still, state judges are concerned the proposal could open another gap allowing mentally ill people to carry guns.
Fri., March 8, 2013 2:27pm
While some states push to tighten gun control laws, Georgia lawmakers are moving toward easing rules preventing some mentally ill people from getting licenses to carry firearms.
Tue., December 25, 2012 5:00am
The Fulton County jail has partnered with Emory University to help inmates who have been deemed incompetent to stand trial.
Tue., May 1, 2012 3:52pm
A partnership between the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the National Alliance on Mental Illness is working to keep Georgia’s jails from turning into asylums. The project focuses on keeping 100 Savannah patients out of jail.
Tue., May 1, 2012 6:55am
County sheriffs across Georgia are awaiting results of an ongoing study aimed at determining how to better care for mentally ill people who are accused of crime.
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.
Tue., October 19, 2010 5:37pm
The Justice Department has reached an agreement with Georgia over a long-running case involving what critics say is the unlawful segregation of residents with mental illness and developmental disabilities in state psychiatric hospitals.
Tue., October 19, 2010 4:14pm
Georgia will stop admitting people with developmental disabilities into state hospitals.