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90 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 203 (2012-2013)
A Civil Prison - Fear or Reason: Unbiased Reform of Involuntary Commitment Proceedings for Non-Criminals Admitted into Mental Facilities

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A Civil Prison-Fear or Reason? Unbiased
Reform of Involuntary Commitment
Proceedings for Non-Criminals Admitted
into Mental Facilities
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. AN EXPERIMENTATION GONE TERRIBLY WRONG: THE LONG AND
DARK HISTORY OF THE TREATMENT OF INVOLUNTARILY
COMMITTED MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS      .....................206
II. TEST TUBES ABANDONED: THE HARMFUL AND DEBILITATING
EFFECTS ON PERSONS SUBJECT TO TREATMENT WITHIN
MICHIGAN           ...............................................209
III. CONFLICTING PERCEPTIONS: MICHIGAN'S CURRENT MENTAL
HEALTH CODE FROM MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES INCLUDING:
PATIENTS, HOSPITALS, JUDGES AND ATTORNEYS..   ........211
A. The Individual: A Journey Through a Civil Prison .................214
B. Hospital: Treatment Based on Psychiatry, Liability,
Money, and Monopoly    ...................... .....218
C. Judge: Why Can't We Just Treat Mental Illness Like Any
Other-Illness?    ............................ .....223
D. Attorney: A Balanced Quest for Fair and Unbiased
Representation     ........................... .....226
IV. COMBINING PERCEPTIONS: CREATING BALANCE FOR MICHIGAN
CITIZENS .................................................228
A. Recognition: A Commitment to Patient-Focused Initiatives ... 229
B. Reconciliation: Therapeutic Jurisprudence Helps Pave a
New Direction for Individuals Subjected to Mental Health
Treatment....................................229
C. Restoration: Helps Promote a More Proactive Michigan
Community that Will Seek Mental Health Treatment
Without Fear...........................231
CONCLUSION: REFORMATION OF THE FAILED PETITION PROCESS AND
THE ARCHAIC MICHIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CODE ........  .....233

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