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Bipolar man’s prison term ended, but NY held him for months over lack of mental health facilities, suit says

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NEW YORK — A 40-year-old man was held 291 days past his prison release date because state officials couldn’t find housing to treat his bipolar and depressive disorders, says a new lawsuit — and he was one of an unknown number of mentally ill New York prisoners in the same situation. The man, who sued in Manhattan Federal Court under the initials A.D., says he should have been released on parole Nov. 24, 2017, for criminal sale of a controlled substance. Instead, he walked out of Fishkill Correctional Facility in Sept. 10, 2018. “It definitely came as a surprise and at such a bad time. I had fa…

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