NEWS FLASH: Maine Advisory Committee; to, the United States Commission on Civil Rights meeting of 14 June 2017 at Lewiston, Maine City Hall. Chairperson, Ms. D. Khiel, other committee member’s are as follow: Mr.Muhidin Libah, Mr. Paul Robinson, Eric Mehnert, Ms. Catherine lhamon, Mr. Carl Toney, Ms. Judith jones, Maurice Gilbert and Akintoye Akinjiola, Maine Advisory Committee. Click, on anything red.

14 Jun

AGENDA:

I. Welcome and Introductions.

Studies Laws concerning one’s; age, sex orientation, race and mental ability.

Ground rules;
……………10-12 minutes for opening statement.
……………There will be no belittling of individuals or organizations.
……………Public session at end of committee meeting.
……………Written Statements maybe mail to the committees home office; or, by written statement to this committee in public session.

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Opening: Tearful statements by Anthony Reed (age 42) father; to the committee as to treatment of his son by the Department Health and Human Services and Maine Judicial System.

Panel One: Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses.

Ms. Tonua DiMillo, Long Creek Youth Development Center. Views quality of treatment to Long Creek patients. 67% receive special education service (Low fund formula in State of Maine (Me.) takes a year to get Me. State funding, many institutionalized for mood disorders, drug substance abuse, self inflicted harm or remanded by court system. Programs, needed to retain individual child in home community based housing programs.

Ms. Jenna Mehnert, Executive Director, NAMI-Maine – Mental Health and Wellness. Dealing with issues such as criminalizing survival habits of the youth. Diversion from going to jail; but, rather alternative treatment programs should be sort. Crisis Intervention Certificate training for Maine policing. Example, if a problem person with mental health issues goes to jail; chances, are they will spend 2/3 longer in jail then a non problem person.

Mr. Bob Reed, Father, of Anthony Reed who was allegedly a mistreated youth in Maine.

Panel Two: Law Enforcement at the front Lines.

Darrell Crandall, Sheriff, Aroostock County.
Jason Maddore, Commander, Maine State Police, Crisis Negotiation Team.
Michael Sauschuck, Police Chief, Portland.
Tyler Stevenson, Commander, Maine State Police, Tactical (SWAT) Team.

Break: 11:50 am to 12:01 pm.

Panel Three: Critical Decision Point – Diversion for Treatment or Jail.

Maeghan Maloney, District Attorney, Kennebec and Somerset Counties. Programs – Veteran Court- no recharging of individual, Disorders Court – aid mentally persons. – Drug Court. Mental health Hospital. Point to be made: there is a 75 percent re jailing of individual that are not associated with some sort of program. Differed disposition sentence = stay out of trouble for a period of time all charges dropped. Maine Pretrial, she is out to lunch. Why, should the police arrest an individual; just, to have the residents of Maine pay to bail them out. So, that the police see them back on the streets doing the same thing in a short period of time.

Troy Morton, Sheriff, Penobscot County. Issues, over population in jails. Doing a duty that should part of our mission. Jail, have become a institution for drug and alcoholic peoples. We, are not Mental Health trained professional and nor should we be. We arrest Mentally challenged. Has, 70 out on Maine Pretrial and violating and amassing new charges on top of the original charge.

Kevin Voyvodich, Managing Attorney, Disability Rights Maine. Mobile crisis units, youth housing units – charges coming out of health housing units that are responsible for the cause of being placed in the Healthcare placement housing. 7-14 days in jail for most cases. Placement in holding cells for periods of time for their own good. We protect the rights of the incarcerated: 1. Hospitals restraints. 2. Augusta Mental facility agreement. 3. Up hold standards of care to clients. 4. Is this a recurrence of event.

Tim Zerillo,Defense Attorney, Hallett Zerillo & Whipple, P.A. Attorney, to Mr. A. Reed at one time.

James lysen, is here. So, I though I would ask a question. Well, he would not answer the question. james lysen is the Lewiston, Maine Ward one (1) City councilor. But, I hope not for long.

Panel Four: Legislature: Legislature Developments and New Forensic Unit.

Mark Dion, Maine State Senator, District 28. . . . . . ” No show”.

Drew Gattine, Maine State Representative (Rep.). . . . . . . . . “No show”.

Charlotte Warren (D), Maine State Rep. District 84. Criminal justice Committee, Chair. My, using criminal justice committee fight the same battles in an on going battle alone party lines. The issue is that the Governor wants to stop the trafficking in illegal while holding down Maine property tax payer’s.

Daniel Wathen, Court – Master, River view Consent Agreement. Progress Report no court finalization as to Consent Agreement -Largest Mental Illness institution are Jails and Prisons same since 2012. 44 bed at river view allocated to forensic unit patients. How, they get to be forensic mental institution through cort ordered mental evaluation or found by courts; criminal, not responsible for deed (s) or form jail to violent for jails. This year 30 mental Forensic evaluation to Dorothy Dick’s facility though facility is not constructed for Forensic. River View Psychiatric Facility, does not do evaluation on mental evaluations lack of support. LD162 – Produces a facility in August or Bangor, Maine over the Governor’s proposal. New mental health facility will be constructed in 2012 . . . for, what purpose is in questionable. Violent or on way out facility ? In general the out look from mental health to jail or Jail to mental health; we just do not have the capacity to handle the situation. It is not satisfactory in any scenario. Not criminally competent are taken first into the system. The State has control of how to provide medical attention by hiring outright or private.

Vote, on Racial Disparity made quickly – Why.

III. Public Session Speaker:

Mr.Charles Arthur Soule (R), 135 Bartlett St., Lewiston, Maine 04240.

1. I wish to take issue with Maine pre trial.
2. Mental issues do to Drugs in am in hope will be reduced by the rehab facilities.
3. Maine has the fastest; growing, older population in America average age is 43 and growing.
4. Maine pretrial, the residents of Maine (mostly) and some organization pay to release jailed individuals; with, Maine Taxpayer’s tax dollars on a written promise and a clap on the back. Currently, there are an average of 70 persons per Maine Counties in Maine. And, are now in your neighborhood because your tax dollars freed them; after your tax dollar arrested them through policing.
5. If the Federal government would so please provide the revenues to fund the wish list of the many great programs. It would be greatly appreciated.

IV. Adjournment.

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