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Landmark Case

Case Name: Johnnie K. BAXSTROM v. HEROLD

Date, Location, Cite: 1966 NY
383 US 107
US SUPREME COURT

Baxstrom was Prisoner, in a Department of Corrections psychiatric hospital; Civilly committed. at end of sentence, but left in DOC hospital because DMH didn't want him. Writs were dismissed, request for transfer denied. Supreme Court said he was denied equal protection. Other Civil committees had right to hearing, he didn't; also he was in prison after End of sentence. Led to "Operation Baxstrom." NOT SAME AS NGRI (Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity).