The Michigan'Daily-Saturday, May 15, 1982-Page 3
Suicide victim was 'U' prof
By GEORGE ADAMS Mercywood Hospital, a local private mental in- wants to leave, he may receive counseling as to
The .man who yesterday leaped to his death from stitution, police and hospital spokespersons said whether or not he should (leave the hospital)," he ad-
htoofAnAbrstletbidnhabenie- yesterday. ded.
etop of A Arikr's tallest building has by y e Aen, news director for the Catherine Mc- Brickman apparently received no such counseling,
rofessor and director of the Research Center for ,tCauley Health Center, the parent organization of Allen said.
proup Dynamics at the University's Institute for Mercywood Hospital, could not reveal the reason for Police investigators are still unsure of how the
oiyna miResearcBrickman's stay in the facility. He did say that deceased got into the building in the first place.
Brickman, who was 38 years old, jumped from the Brickman was admitted on May 4, and then left the Brickman was not a resident of the Tower Plaza, and
oof of the Tower Plaza Apartments, 555 E. William hospital at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the night of his death, a security guard, whose job it was to keep out non-
t., at about7:35 p.m. Thursday, police said, in the company of his father. residents, was stationed at the main entrance on the
POLICE BELIEVE Brickman's death was a "HE LEFT on a voluntary pass," Allen explained. night of the suicide. Ann Arbor Police believe he
uicide. "There's no sign at this tide that there was "It's a system used to monitor who's entering and somehow got past the security guard. The security
ny foul play," said Sgt. Harold Tinsey of the Ann who's leaving. Althehe patients are here voluntarily, staff at Tower Plaza had no comment about the mat-
rbor Police Department. so we don't have really strict measures to secure
Bni.. k h d t th1 d rio t, hidath in, against a patient leaving," he said. "when a patient See 'U', Psge 15
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By GEORGE ADAMS human issu
Approximately 15 people, most of whom Caulk said.
were members of a newly formed Ann "Ann A
Arbbr right-to-life group, picketed the Michigan
local offices of Planned Parenthood nam War I
yesterday to protest that organization's like to see
policy of performing abortions. arse murdeo
The picketers, members of Concer- tae sode
ned Citizens for Life, rallied for nearly than soldi
three hours yesterday afternoon out- Vietnam c
side the Planned Parenthood building, RESPO
912 N. Main St. RPlane P
CONCERNED Citizens for Life, a director, J
new organization composed chiefly of it's their r
University students, formed by student that. My c
Bill McCulloch and popular Diag to make
preacher Mike Caulk. The group protected f
currently has about 50 members, Mc-
Culloch said. One of t
"This is just the trickle before the Smith, ar
flood," said picketer John Cunner of children.
Ann Arbor," this protest is not an feminist is
isolated incident. We intend to do this "I think:
on a regular basis."
McCulloch said, "The next target is of a ni
the University Hospital. We'll probably technologi
be here (at Planned Parenthood) twice "People se
a week and over at the hospital three out."
times a week, and in the Diag a couple Planned
times a week, too," he said. . organizati
THE ULTIMATE goal, according to said. "We
Caulk, is "a constitutinal amendment and freed
to protect the rights of the unborn." people sho
"People see this as distinctly freedoms in
religious issue, and it's not - it's a said.
p n ea
ue, it's a civil rights issue,"
rbor and the University of
were real leaders in the Viet-
protest movement, and we'd
that same spirit here on the
ortions. I mean, more babies
gred every year by abortions
ers were killed in the entire
onflict," Caulk continued.
NDING to the picketers,
Parenthood's local executive
oann Peterson, said, "I think
ight (to picket) and I accept
concern in matters like this is
sure that the patients are
the picketers, novelist Ingrid
rived with five of her nine
To her, the conflict involves
abortion is a logical product
cal society," she said.
.e abortion as an easy way
Parenthood is an
on for family planning "for
wish to practice it," Peterson
e're in favor of civil liberty
om of choice, and we think
uld be free to practice their
n a healthy atmosphere," she
Doily Photoby JACKIE BELL
Bill McCulloch, organizer of the Concerned Citizens for Life movement,
pickets outside the Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood center yesterday.
LANSING (UPI)- The state Corrections Com-
mission yesterday called on Gov. William Milliken to
ease prison crowding with a sentence-slashing order
expected to mean early freedom for about 900 in-
It makes the second time an emergency over-
crowding law adopted in 1980 has been invoked. The
first time was at this time last year.
OFFICIALS believe this time, however, back-to-
back orders may be needed to get the swelling prison
population under control.
The commission action was based on a finding that
Michigan's prisons have been jammed beyond their
capacity for 39 consecutive days.
The governor has 15 days in which to verify the
commission's figures and issued the order.
UNDER THE law, the sentence-slashing order is
automatic when prisons are over capacity for 30
The order cuts the minimum terms of most
prisoners by 90 days. Those within 90 days of serving
their minimum are thus immediately eligible for
release through the normal parole procedure.
If the prison population is not brought down to 95
percent of capacity within 90 days a second order
must be issued.
THE PRISON population, after fluctuating up and
down earlier this year, went over capacity to stay as
of April 13. Thursday, 30 days after that point, it was
recorded by the Corrections Department at 175 over
the temporary emergency limit of 13,251.
The situation actually is worse than the statistics
show since the capacity figure includes about 150
beds which actually were destroyed during riots
which broke out shortly after last year's release or-
Prisoners in one Southern Michigan Prison
cellblock have been pushed onto the balconies and
floo, officials said.
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