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Skimpy mental health net leads to dumped patients
Sacramento Bee

In what appears to have been an egregious case of interstate patient dumping, a 48-year-old severely disturbed schizophrenic says he was released from a state mental institution in Las Vegas more than two weeks ago, put on a Greyhound bus to Sacramento and told to call 911 when he got here.

Confused and dazed, James Flavy Coy Brown was taken by police to Loaves & Fishes, the social services facility north of downtown that provides assistance to homeless people.