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Letter to W5

RE: Segment titled ‘Get out of jail free’ featured in W5 episode broadcasted on November 30, 2013

I want to express our deepest sympathies to Christine Russell and her family for their loss. We can all agree this was a tragic ending that potentially could have been avoided.

However, I strongly disagree the problem lies within the forensic mental health system.
Unfortunately the W5 piece offered nothing more than a sensational overview of a very complex issue and the proposed Federal legislation to change rules around the Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) designation.

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