"I don't believe that as a matter of common sense or a matter of law that Kelly should have ever been in maximum security," said Connecticut Legal Rights Project Staff Attorney Susan Aranoff.
"You're sharing space with people who are floridly psychotic, people who have been found not guilty for reason of insanity for charges including murder," said Aranoff
"People under the PSRB system are under tremendous pressure to follow all treatment recommendations," Aranoff
said."If they don't follow their treatment recommendations, it basically gets looked at as if they are treatment resistant or they don't have insight into their illness.That gives the treater so much power.You or I can say no to medical treatment or drugs.But once you're under the board it's like any opposition is suspect."The system, Aranoff
said, makes patients vulnerable to coercion and prolonged misdiagnosis.