Contact 13 shows how a system intended to guard and protect could be causing more harm than good.
When you look at Jason Hanson, you might think he can't take care of himself, but when you talk to him, you learn otherwise.
"I'm clearly lucid. I'm very intelligent. Someone needs to speak up. Someone needs to take a stand."
Jason is speaking out about what happened to him in adult guardianship court, a system Contact 13 discovered he never should have been caught up in.
When Contact 13 started asking questions, the court started admitting errors, like accepting court filings after the court had lost jurisdiction, which they call "unfortunate."
As for treating Jason as an "adult ward" they say they don't know whether that was a clerical error or misunderstanding by the attorneys or an intention to mislead the court.
"I never asked for Jared Shafer to be appointed," said Jason. "He was court-appointed."
Shafer is currently the subject of a federal lawsuit accusing him of embezzlement, fraud, racketeering and negligence in another case where he was the guardian.
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