Mental fitness backlog tackled

Local centers help clear court cases

Posted: November 25, 2012 at 2:07 a.m.

Arkansas officials are hoping a new means of evaluating mental patients who are criminal defendants will result in fewer waiting in limbo, either in jail or out in the community, because their mental conditions prevent them from assisting in their own defense.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 13 on 11/25/2012