Feds seek to oversee Georgia mental hospitals – Atlanta Business Chronicle:

U.S. Department of Justice officials filed late Thursday for immediate relief to install a monitor to help protect patients in seven state-run mental hospitals, officials said Friday.

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division filed a motion to appoint an overseer to set binding targets and timetables to reduce the number of patients and expanding community-based services to protect confined individuals “from the imminent and serious threat of harm to their lives, health and safety.”

Story continues here ➤