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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:22 PM
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103. On attorney's advice.
"Ivins was supposed to have a permanent commitment hearing at Sheppard Pratt, but Duley said his attorney advised him to check himself in voluntarily so that he may leave when he wished. Drawbaugh told the court he probably was being released from the hospital as the hearing was going on."

So it looks like he was scheduled for a permanent civil commitment hearing & chose voluntary instead in order to avoid involuntary commitment. Why would Sheppard Pratt schedule a commitment hearing w/o any evidence at all? W/o any psychiatric diagnosis of mental illness? And who filed for the civil commitment? IMO there had to at least be some examination by a professional before scheduling the commitment hearing. I just don't think all of the mental illness allegations are made up - but maybe it was an effect of the FBI investigation rather than a reason for the anthrax mailings.
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