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Chapter 6: Mentally Ill Inmates: Jails and Prisons as the New Asylum
Mentally Ill Man Held After Sneaking Past Security at JFK, Boarding Flights Without a Ticket
A Maryland man with a history of mental illness was ordered held without bail Wednesday on charges that he snuck aboard a jetliner at Kennedy Airport without a ticket. Ronald Youchen Wong, 30, stole a boarding pass then bypassed the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint. Brooklyn Magistrate Cheryl Pollack noted that Wong has a rap sheet for petty crimes all over the country when he was supposed to be receiving psychiatric treatment. “His own mother says he disappears for two weeks at a time and she doesn't know where ...