Renee C. Byer/

James Flavy Coy Brown, 48, is addicted to smoking his pipe and consistently asks over and over for more tobacco as he waits for his morning medicine to be delivered. He now lives at the Home Sweet Home boarding house in Sacramento after a harrowing journey from a mental hospital in Las Vegas to the unfamiliar streets of Sacramento. He was released from a Nevada state psychiatric hospital in February with only three days medication and a one way bus ticket to Sacramento where he knew no one. Photo taken April 04, 2013 in Sacramento, California.

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