Gersch and Walczak say waits in Pennsylvania, sometimes exceeding a year in jail, are likely the longest in the nation for mentally ill defendants.
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"Pennsylvania's wait times are off the charts," said Witold J. Walczak, the legal director of the ACLU's Pennsylvania chapter. "To have this number of people languishing in jails and in solitary confinement without any treatment is just appalling."
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