Here we go again

Police seek man who walked out of Bryce | TuscaloosaNews.com

Well, at least they told us this time.

He is described as 5’7,” 122 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a burgundy shirt and camouflage shorts. Police say he was at Bryce on a Jefferson County court order and should be considered a danger to the community.

So basically, crazy people who have been locked up by the courts can just stroll off from the mental institution and nobody there stops them. This is at least the third time it’s happened in the last five years, once with an actual convicted murderer. Did I mention that Bryce is right next to the University campus?

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3 responses to “Here we go again

  1. If he is dangerous, why did they send him to Bryce? I thought Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility down the street (and right by Tuscaloosa Middle School… ) was for this purpose.

  2. You would think, but they keep doing it.

  3. walt moffett

    Bryce is for those found dangerous to self or others by the Probate Court.

    Taylor Hardin is where you go when your mental capacity to stand trial is in question or those rare cases when the prison can’t handle them.

    At Bryce, you can get ground privileges for following the rules. Keeping some one locked up (or confined to the hospital) because they are mentally ill, has been determined to be a violation of human rights, etc.

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