Year: 1983 Source: Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, v.11, no.3, (1983), p.279-285 SIEC No: 19860179

The author examines the case of Joey Lister, an adopted child, who died by suicide four months after he had been released from a state hospital. Lacoursiere suggests that state authorities had been overzealous in their efforts to protect the child’s civil rights. By securing his release from the hospital, authorities contributed to Lister’s death. 42 ref. (NBB)