Saturday, October 31, 1998

Jail just like home for mentally ill

Assault suspect provokes fear, frustration

The Commercial Appeal, October 31, 1998
By Shirley Downing

When she's not in jail, Gloria Rodgers sleeps on the steps of the Criminal Justice Center or in a rat-infested, abandoned building.

This week Rodgers was arrested for the 259th time, accused in Saturday's attack on county administrator Nancy Lawhead.