Teresa Sheehan

Teresa Sheehan is a woman with psychiatric disabilities who lives in San Francisco. In August 2008 when she was 56, police were called to involuntarily hospitalize her for a psychiatric evaluation. She did not want to leave and resisted being taken into custody. The police shot her several times, but she did survive. She sued the police department for failing to take her psychiatric disabilities into account during the arrest. Her case reached the Supreme Court, where the Court ruled against her.


Ishmail Thompson

Ishmail was arrested in Pennsylvania amidst a mental health crisis, and the mental health specialist at the county jail said he should be sent to

Read More »

Adrain Kimbrough

Adrain Kimbrough, 35, has mental illness, and died after being assaulted by another incarcerated person in an Alabama prison. Adrain’s sister stated that he was

Read More »