In January 2014, Edward Lamont Mason allegedly attacked and injured a woman with a baseball bat.
He was arrested and has been in jail ever since, even though a judge ruled he was unfit to stand trial.
Mason, it turns out, is developmentally disabled. The victim of the alleged assault was his caretaker. And while the judge ordered him sent to Porterville Developmental Center — the only state hospital set up to house and treat developmentally disabled criminal defendants — there is no room.
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