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Soldiers Who Arrive Home and End Up Behind Bars

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Soldiers Who Arrive Home and End Up Behind Bars----Steve Talmadge (attorney), Walter Davis and Laurie, Director of Citizens Commission on Human Rights Florida

Sat. Jan. 11 5PM Eastern 2 PM Pacific

“You may be surprised to find out that many of our soldiers are arriving home only to end up behind bars in psychiatric wards. At one time, a young man wasn’t able to enter the military if he was taking psychiatric medication.  Now, that’s all changed!  Soldiers are being placed on mind-altering drugs that cause hallucinations, delusions, psychosis, mania, suicidal and homicidal thoughts among many other horrendous effects. They arrive home, with their prescriptions and when they don’t fair so well in civilian life, are committed for a 72 hour hold. The vicious circle is wrapped tightly with a bow and only those who are fully informed of the facts can right these wrongs.” (Director of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida)

You will get a chance to hear from the Director of this very active non-profit, as well as Attorney, Stephen Talmadge, on this subject.

(Dr. Stephen Alfred Talmadge, Jr. was awarded a Ph.D. in psychology in 1989, after which he served as a licensed clinical psychologist during his 20 year career in the Navy. In 1997, he became a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, performing evaluations and testifying in military proceedings for all services, worldwide. After retiring from the Navy, Steve graduated from law school. Prior to his current position, he was employed by a public defender as a law clerk, working on cases that involved involuntary commitment (Baker Acts). Steve is very knowledgeable about Baker Act law and administrative rules. He has assisted people in many states who were Baker Acted in Florida. Steve is published in psychological and legal journals.)