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When Going to Jail Means Giving Up The Meds That Saved Your Life

Before Geoffrey Pesce got on methadone, his addiction to heroin and oxycodone nearly destroyed him: He lost his home, his job, custody of his son—and his driver’s license. So even after he began to rebuild his life, Pesce relied on his parents…
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Charged with a Tampa Murder 20 Years Ago, He Still Awaits Trial

He lives in a dorm room in a tan and white building surrounded by metal fences and razor wire. The institution sits on a grassy patch south of Miami, at the edge of the Everglades, almost at the edge of the Sunshine State. His days are spent…
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Collier County Tackles Mental Health Issues in Jails - FOX 4

  The father of a suspect who shot a Ft. Myers Police officer says his son suffered from mental illness. 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret had just been released from a Sarasota jail when he shot and critically wounded FMPD Officer…
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Mental Illness or Brain Injury? Driven by Voices to Commit Crime, Titus Young is in Prison but Still Believes He Could Play in the NFL - The Los Angeles Times

This piece from The Los Angeles Times details the rise and fall of Titus Young, a former player from the NFL. Some experts say Young suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, while others say his behavior is caused by  chronic traumatic…