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SCDC, Mental Health Advocates Reach Historic Agreement

03/01/2017  Back

(June 1, 2016)--After long-fought litigation and two years of negotiations, a settlement agreement has been struck that could end what Circuit Judge Michael Baxley called the unconstitutional treatment of an estimated 3,500 severely mentally ill offenders in the S. C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) facilities. Click here to read the full news release.