A Top Oregon Psychiatry Official Acknowledges Gaps In System For Treating, Discharging People Found Criminally Insane

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The head of the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board Alison Bort, in responding to public scrutiny over the state’s failure to properly oversee inmates who are discharged, said that the board needs to do better. Bort said she hopes a task force can examine four areas: how defendants get into the system, their treatment while under state jurisdiction, the process for early discharges and then dealing with people once they have been freed.