My uncle spent over 11 years in the penitentiary for a drug charge that was suppose to give him 2 or 3 years. After being involved in a fight in prison he sustained a blood clot in his brain that cause him to have mini strokes. As a result he now suffers from schizophrenia and is manic bipolar. No one wants to help him! He cant get SSI, insurance or anything and he is headed toward destruction. Every time we contact mobile crisis for help they say call the police and they send to Mental Health of TN and they keep him for 3 days or so and he is back in the same state. He thinks everyone is after him and just is not functioning at a level to be in society at the moment. Im afraid that someone is going to hurt him or even kill him! I feel as though there is no justice! The jail is not the place for people like him. He is not violent at all. Our family has done all that we know and just do not want to give up on him but to be an advocate for him.
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