Q: I'm trying to get my son a mental evaluation and possible commital, he's 19 and currently in jail
A: I can't speak to your jurisdiction, but in mine, the attorney generally has to bring these issues up in court to have them order a mental evaluation by doctors. Even then, the attorney has to believe the Defendant won't be able to help participate in his own defense. Otherwise the jails don't really care, as many inmates across the country have mental issues and aren't treated. If your son has an attorney, you may want to bring your concerns to them. Good luck to you.
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