Longview State Mental Hospital, Hemmer County Courthouse, Matt Steinman discussed on Bill Cunningham


Spent about two years in the public defenders offers representing everybody then I walked up to Leslie Isaiah gains have, gains in, gains attorneys at. Law and I. Said Mr. lese gains like, to practice law privately in your law firm the rest is history as part of that Course that we did not have, fringe benefits, and other things so I began working with William J Brown. Anthony celebrate and other. Democratic attorney generals and they appointed. Me for over about a ten year period to, handle all the, civil commitment hearings in Hamilton county by that I mean this let's, say I suggest that. Matt Steinman is crazy I could go to probate court, and sign an affidavit. Under oath that I think that's diamond or Scott Sloan, is crazy because. Of these facts and then I go in front of a magistrate it was Bev cuckoo someone, like that and that magistrate in probate court or, signed an order causing the arrest of match. Diamond because Bill Cunningham a friend or, family member says he's got mental problems what within. Not person was then taken off the streets. So match diamond let me take off the streets and transported to. A holding area at Longview state mental hospital which was a twenty acre facility in bond hill adjacent i. seventy-five within three to seven days generally it was three or four days but it was over. A holiday weekend or whatever it might have, been, five or six days there was, a emergency commitment hearing and how many county probate court Hemmer county courthouse and Bill Cunningham of the attorney general's office. Out there. And we might, have one morning twenty to thirty hearings of individ- That, was a suggestion of insanity and so by that. Point there would have been a psychiatrist not. As psychologists psychiatrists at Longview that would've met with that person to. Do a quickie evaluation of match time so then match diamond would be, transported from Longview state mental hospital to county courthouse and brought up Kind of incarcerated but you know you're dealt gently with these people because it was a civil. Commitment hearing criminal. So we would have a hearing that might go from ten minutes to an hour And the person would often testify a family or friend could come in and testify as to. Whether the events, that the giant said about Matt's diamond was true or false there was like. A mini trial that took place plus the person's history was by that point known The audiology the diagnosis in the past and so the magistrate sitting dispassionately in probate court and this was the same procedure in Kenton county Switzerland county Franklin county whatever then. There'd be a quick three to seven day hearing that might take from ten minutes to an hour And then a Bev cook or another fine magistrate and probate. Court would say yea or nay and they said this person has to be held because. They're a danger to themselves or others they. Would be transported back to Longview state mental hospital and then next, hearing, would be set in thirty days thirty. Days from that point match diamond will. Be brought back in to how many county courthouse and there sits, there, fine the person who says match diamond is crazy, and so, then the psychiatrists had a. Thirty day treatment chart saying okay we've done this, and we've done that we've done this and we've, done that, and then, there'd. Be another hearing held by the magistrates to say okay that person ought to be held for six months Okay I would say ninety percent of the time the, person, was held and about fifty percent of. The time they were held longer than. Thirty days so once you get a person on their meds if, Scott, Sloan or Matt's time to get on their meds Don't, act better so after, thirty days about half the time the magistrate would say okay it's time when you go home now and a. Family member would be there, a wife, a husband an adult. Child and, say okay take. Them, home take match time? At, home what. Try it again and then. That would be repeated over that person's life and, the ten years I did the civil commitment hearings I saw every frequent flyers I'd say hell there's match time and. Again that's minutes back..

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