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Attorney General Jim Hood said the federal lawsuit brought against the state for its mental health-care system is a challenge to the Legislature to find the resources necessary to expand the state's mental health services.

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Feds Sue Mississippi for 'Repeated, Prolonged and Unnecessary Institutionalization'

The U.S. Department of Justice sued the State of Mississippi last week for unnecessarily institutionalizing adults with mental illness at a higher rate than providing community-based mental health-care services.


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