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Conditional Release Programs Often Work for Criminally Insane
September 06, 2018
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Sept. 6 -- Augusta University issued the following news release:

After being found not guilty by reason of insanity, it's not typically a crime - rather declining mental health or breaking rules of conditional release like not drinking alcohol - that puts people back in a psychiatric hospital or even jail, researchers say.

And, the violence risk-assessment tool most commonly used in making a release decision, called HCR-20, isn't good at predicting who . . .

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