Miami-Dade Judge Steve Leifman

Joseph Wilner, 59, was being held in the psychiatric ward of the Miami-Dade County Jail.
(Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

“Forgotten Floor” Inmate Dies At Hospital

An inmate on the ninth floor of the Miami-Dade County Jail has died at the hospital.

CBS Miami–08/27/2013

(CBS4)

Revisiting The Forgotten Floor

“Getting arrested for a misdemeanor with a severe mental illness should not result in a death sentence. And that’s what happened here.” So says Miami Dade Judge Steve Leifman, expressing outrage as he looks into the housing and treatment of inmates with mental illness housed at the Miami Dade Detention Center.

CBS4–07/25/2013

Students (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Schools To Train Teachers To Spot Mental Illness In Students

It’s called the silent epidemic; children and adolescents suffering from mental illness. Without early intervention it’s considered by many experts to be a time bomb.

01/28/2013

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