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Hearing on forcible medication granted (access required)

The government is entitled to an evidentiary hearing on the issue of whether to forcibly medicate a convicted felon to restore him to competency. Background On July 23, 2008, Kevin Evans was charged with knowingly and intentionally assaulting another inmate with intent to commit murder. Doctors agreed that Evans suffered from disorganized schizophrenia and a learning disorder, ...