Before I make a long post out of this, does anyone here have knowledge of the Jimmy Ryce Civil Commitment laws in Florida?
Have a friend who was dating a 15 y/o when he was 18. Got probation, stupidly went back to her, and then got 5 years in jail. He was out on probation for 4 months, violated his curfew, was released a couple days later when his sentence expired, but was held by DFC for his Jimmy Ryce evaluation. Was recommended for civil commitment because he had some paranoid schizophrenia combined with his past. He is 23, has never really had a chance at life, and now the state is trying to civilly commit him indefinitely.
Just wondering if there is someone here who could maybe walk me through some of the options we have to help him with what many have labeled an unconstitutional and hazardous law.