A while ago I posted about the problems associated with psychiatric bed shortages and the prevalence of such a problem.  You can read what I wrote here.

On August 15, 2017 WBALTV (a local Baltimore news outlet) reported that Judge Gale Rasin questioned the Maryland Health Secretary, Dennis Schrader, about the shortage in state psychatric beds, which, as the Judge expressed to Schrader, is resulting in court orders not being compelted and individuals who should be patients being inmates instead.  You can read the full article here.

 

Below is Judge Gale Rasin and MD Health Secretary Dennis Schrader.