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NCJ Number: 65558 Find in a Library
Title: MENTAL RETARDATION AND THE LAW - A REPORT ON STATUS OF CURRENT COURT CASES
Author(s): P FRIEDMAN
Corporate Author: US Executive Office of the President
President's Committee on Mental Retardation
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Executive Office of the President
Washington, DC 20201
Publication Number: DHEW (OHDS) 79-21017
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DEVELOPED FOR THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON MENTAL RETARDATION, THIS PUBLICATION CONTAINS REPORTS ON 5 NEW CASES, UPDATED INFORMATION ON 29 OLDER CASES, AND AN ARTICLE ON THE RETARDED OFFENDER.
Abstract: CASES REPORTED FOR THE FIRST TIME INCLUDE PHOENIX PLACE, INC., ET AL. V. MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, WHERE PHOENIX PLACE, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION, WAS PLAINTIFF IN A CLASS ACTION SUIT CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF PRIVACY FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED; DOE V. GRILE (INDIANA), WHERE PLAINTIFFS IN A CLASS-ACTION SUIT WERE 113 SEVERELY RETARDED CHILDREN CLAIMING THE STATE HAD FAILED TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES; AND WOODS, ET AL., V NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION, WHERE PLAINTIFFS WERE TWO MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN WHO WERE HEPATITIS B CARRIERS AND WHO ALLEGED THEY WERE DENIED DUE PROCESS AND HOME INSTRUCTION UPON SUSPENSION FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL. ADDITIONAL CASES WERE KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, ET AL., V. CALIFANO (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA) REGARDING THE THEN HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE SECRETARY'S ASSURANCE OF MEDICAID FUNDING FOR OUTWOOD, A CUSTODIAL INSTITUTION; AND WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS V. THOMAS, A SUIT BROUGHT BY RESIDENTS OF FIVE INSTITUTIONS FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED CLAIMING VIOLATION OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE RIGHTS. A LIST OF OLDER AND CLOSED CASES IS BROKEN DOWN INTO SUCH CATEGORIES AS CONFIDENTIALITY AND ACCESS TO RECORD, COMMITMENT, CRIMINAL LAW, CUSTODY, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, TREATMENT, GUARDIANSHIP, STERILIZATION, ZONING AND VOTING. A FEATURE ARTICLE ADDRESSES THE RETARDED OFFENDER AND THE ROLE OF CORRECTIONS, NOTING DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN MENTAL ILLNESS AND RETARDATION, THE ISSUE OF COMPETENCY, THE INCIDENCE OF CONVICTION, THE USE OF PROBATION AND PAROLE, RECIDIVISM, AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FOR RETARDED OFFENDERS. THE ARTICLE PROVIDES A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Index Term(s): Case studies; Dispositions; Inmate Programs; Laws and Statutes; Mental defectives; Offenders with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; Out-of-state juvenile treatment; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Persons with Disabilities; Prisoner's rights; Socially challenged; Vocational training
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