During a mock trial at Atascadero State Hospital in 2002, an inmate covers his face in disbelief when he realizes the extent of the charges that he is facing. Social worker Tom Bursis, left, sits in as judge.
During a mock trial at Atascadero State Hospital in 2002, an inmate covers his face in disbelief when he realizes the extent of the charges that he is facing. Social worker Tom Bursis, left, sits in as judge. The Tribune
During a mock trial at Atascadero State Hospital in 2002, an inmate covers his face in disbelief when he realizes the extent of the charges that he is facing. Social worker Tom Bursis, left, sits in as judge. The Tribune

Hospital backlog leaves mentally ill defendants in legal limbo

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