Bused: Detroit, September 2010
Musaalih Kerr's mom said she pleaded with Rawson-Neal to treat her son instead of busing him to Michigan, but that hospital officials bused him anyway.
Kerr, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as a teenager, according to his mom, served prison time in Michigan for assault and resisting arrest before he went to Vegas. He landed at Rawson-Neal, which put him on a bus to Detroit.
"I told them not to release him because he was too sick," said his mother, Peggie Jarvis. "But by the time I got to Vegas they had put him on a bus."
Kerr "got kicked off of the bus" in Des Moines, Iowa, and was detained by police when he was found naked on the streets, his mother said. He was admitted to a psychiatric hospital there, and later to a facility in Chicago.
Last month, Kerr was arrested in Macomb County, Mich., on probation violations, and remains in jail, records show.
"America is locking up the mentally ill, because there is no place for them," Jarvis said.