Yukon NDP says man with dementia should not be in jail

CBC News | January 14, 2016

Yukon NDP health critic Jan Stick is blasting the territory’s justice system for failing to deal appropriately with people who suffer mental health problems.

At issue is the fate of Titus Charlie, a 53-year-old man who has dementia and now sits in a Whitehorse jail cell. He’s charged with assault and resisting arrest for an incident that occurred outside the Salvation Army shelter on Dec. 24.

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'These individuals, and there’s many of them, need appropriate supports. Not just for themselves, but for the community,' said NDP health and social services critic Jan Stick.

 

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