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Old 02-23-2015, 08:24 AM
 
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I believe there are cases where a person is ORDERED by the courts to take medication. I think this practice is getting less and less common....but it still does happen. Long acting injections or a required regular dosing of whatever med is mandated.........if you miss this requirement, your bail/parole/probation may be revoked.
bail? i was court ordered to take meds but there were no legal repercussions if i didnt. it was that or stay in the inpatient facility. the threat was not legal trouble. just....jail in a different sense. a mental hospital. way worse. they didn't even have paper towels in the bathrooms at the mental hospital they kept me at lol.

why the association between medication and bail/parole/probation?

eventually after i refused for a week in the inpatient facility they gave up and sent me to a outpatient group therapy day program. right up until my health insurance stopped covering it. eye roll. i would have loved to stay in group therapy longer!

this is in VA if it matters.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:43 PM
 
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bail? i was court ordered to take meds but there were no legal repercussions if i didnt. it was that or stay in the inpatient facility. the threat was not legal trouble. just....jail in a different sense. a mental hospital. way worse. they didn't even have paper towels in the bathrooms at the mental hospital they kept me at lol.

why the association between medication and bail/parole/probation?

eventually after i refused for a week in the inpatient facility they gave up and sent me to a outpatient group therapy day program. right up until my health insurance stopped covering it. eye roll. i would have loved to stay in group therapy longer!

this is in VA if it matters.


Well, I believe it would go something like the example below:

1. Person-A is arrested on a charge involving violence, has a history of mental illness.
2. Person-A is evaluated in jail by a psychiatrist/psychologist and prescribed medication for a
mental-illness that causes them to be violent.
3. Person-A is given probation......one of the conditions of this probation is regular meetings with
their mental-health professional and a regular and supervised dosing of medication.
4. Person-A violates the conditions of probation and gets sent back to jail.

Now, of course this is NOT very common......but I do believe mandatory medication is at times ordered.
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