Long-Overdue Lawsuit

A long-overdue lawsuit in Missouri exposes the state’s civil commitment program as a $25 million sham that is in essence a prison disguised as a mental health facility. The lawsuit is another development that signals the ending of the era of Nebraska-like programs that unconstitutionally punish former offenders while masquerading as public-safety initiatives. Here is the St. Louis Dispatch story.

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Nebraskans Unafraid is committed to making our communities safer by ensuring that lawmakers and policymakers do not support laws that cause homelessness, joblessness and damage to families.

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