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PD9 and GCD Host Capital Defense Conference in Orlando: Telling the Client's Story

The Georgia Capital Defenders had scheduled a great October CLE program in Savannah captioned “Telling the Client’s Story,” but had complications which prevented them from going forward. We contacted GCD and offered to put on their program…
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Search for Mental Health Care Ends Tragically at Florida Jail

County jails are ill equipped to care for people with mental health issues. That fact was not known to Vicki Futch, 80, when she called Florida’s Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) for help because her son, Gregory Allan Futch, 54,…
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A Father Longs to Know How His Mentally Ill Son Went Blind and Deaf in State Custody - The Tampa Bay Times

After being arrested for carjacking, a man with schizophrenia spent three years in state custody. When he was released back to his family, he was deaf and blind. Read more.
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Malheur County Murder Suspect Feigned Insanity for 20 Years to Avoid Prison - The Malheur Enterprise

After 20 years in a state hospital in Oregon, a murder suspect has finally admitted that he was pretending to be mentally ill to avoid prison time. No longer adjudicated mentally ill, Tony Montwheeler was released, despite professionals' warnings. Now,…