From EB: Texas attorney admits in guardianship, the wards have fewer rights than a prisoner

MaryGSykes.com

As we have argued many times on this blog–you have more rights in a prison than you do in guardianship.  And in a guardianship death is 99% of the time the only way out.

https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2018/04/16/new-court-filing-argues-the-states-guardianship-system-puts-the-disabled-at-risk

New Court Filing Argues the State’s Guardianship System Puts the Disabled at Risk

Posted By Sanford Nowlin on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Thomas Coleman (left), appearing on a talk show aired by the Arc of Riverside County, said failings in the guardianship system put the disabled at risk of exploitation and abuse. - COURTESY OF THE SPECTRUM INSTITUTE
  • Courtesy of the Spectrum Institute
  • Thomas Coleman (left), appearing on a talk show aired by the Arc of Riverside County, said failings in the guardianship system put the disabled at risk of exploitation and abuse.

A group that advocates for the rights of the disabled has filed a class action complaint with the Texas Supreme Court arguing that the state’s adult guardianship system violates parts of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The Spectrum Institute, which made similar court filings in Missouri and Washington, says Texas’ state-appointed attorneys…

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