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Civil Rights – Supervised Release Condition – Antipsychotic Drug – Involuntary Dosage (access required)

A federal court can require a man on supervised release from drug and weapons convictions, previously diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, to submit to injections of anti-psychotic drugs as a special condition of release, the 4th Circuit holds. During his time in prison, defendant cycled between cooperating with his psychiatric treatment plan and voluntarily taking ...