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  •  Years of being a cab driver (4+ / 0-)
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    I had a contract with the local psychiatric hospital and emergency room. They'd use our cabs to drive people from one to the other. Not infrequently, I'd pick someone up from the ward still in the same condition as when I'd dropped them off. It was rarely more than a few days apart. This was state-funded, so there was no money to keep most people. I'd be given a voucher to drop them off. Where, you ask?

    Anywhere. They got to choose.

    I've seen a lot of things and people with serious thought disorders are at the top of my list.

    These people do not receive adequate treatment, and yes, they are often put in-custody for violence, but sadly, let out due to violence as well. I presume most wind up in jail later.

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    by mahakali overdrive on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:53:08 AM PST

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