The problem is, what is "this?" Is he sentenced and sent to prison, where he will likely receive little to no psychiatric care, and languish? Will he be sent to a state psychiatric ward, if such things still exist, and if so, does he stay there to the end of his sentence? Are GBMI criminals moved between prisons/wards like other, "regular" prisoners?
I'm sorry I have so many questions, it's just that it's been tough going trying to get this information. I even called the DA's office, to no avail. (This takes place in NY state, by the way. Write what you know, they say... blegh.)
Thank you in advance!
(x-posted on the nano plot realism subforum)
edit: I'm sorry for all the obnoxious bolding, I just thought it might make my post a little clearer for those who are skimming it.
edit the second: This takes place in the 21st century. Specifically, the arrest is made in 2005.