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Mentally Ill

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Prison Officials Agree To Shift Mentally-Ill Inmates Out Of Solitary Units

State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

08/29/2014

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California Considers Gun Restriction Law For Mentally Unstable People After Isla Vista Killing Rampage

California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.

08/04/2014

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California Prisons To Change Pepper Spray Rules

California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.

10/23/2013

San Francisco Public Library. (CBS)

Man Faces Assault Charges For Chair Attack At San Francisco Main Library

A 25-year-old man is facing assault charges for an unprovoked attack on another patron at San Francisco’s main library branch on Wednesday.

09/13/2013

Agents with the California Department of Justice search for people who have lost the right to carry firearms, as part of the Armed and Prohibitive Persons Program. (CBS)

Calif. Agents Detail Risks Of Seizing Guns From Felons, Mentally Ill

Since the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, agents for the California Department of Justice have ramped up seizures of guns from people who have lost the right to carry firearms, particularly those who are mentally disturbed.

05/04/2013

(Clockwise from upper left) Charles Nguyen, Margaret Ngo, George Nguyen, Jennifer Ngo (Santa Clara Co. District Attorney''s Office)

Neglected San Jose Senior Facility Dogs Find New Homes

Many of the dogs neglected at an unlicensed group home where dozens of mentally ill seniors were recently discovered to be living in deplorable conditions have found loving new families, animal care officials said.

07/19/2012

People line up outside Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco for a food giveaway, December 16, 2011. (CBS)

SF Glide Memorial Grocery Giveaway Helps Thousands In Tenderloin

A line of people estimated in the thousands wrapped around Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco for an annual food giveaway Friday.

12/16/2011

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Some East Bay Officers Complete Crisis Intervention Training

A handful of police officers from Oakland, Alameda and BART are the first to complete crisis intervention training to help de-escalate from potentially violent situations with the mentally ill.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/30/2011

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