The attorneys argue that their clients’ rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act are secondary to concerns of public safety.
Whiting Task Force
Panel says it’s time to start planning for a new psychiatric hospital to replace Whiting
Task force co-chair says it will be a “long process” to replace the 50-year-old building.
‘Out of sight, out of mind’: few testify in Whiting Task Force public hearing
The Whiting Task Force blocked out eight hours for a public hearing. They only needed one.
‘More like a prison than it is a hospital.’ Whiting, CVH patients testify before task force
Understaffing, a dearth of programming for substance abuse and a shortage of community beds are recurring concerns raised by patients.
After listening session, Whiting Task Force member reminds peers: believe patients
They’re holding public input meetings before they give lawmakers a set of recommendations to improve patient treatment and working conditions.
Competency exams are being used in more criminal cases, even as criminal court dockets shrink
Courts’ use of competency exams increased while the criminal docket shrunk between 2015 and 2019.
Watchdog organization calls for ‘drastic change’ at Whiting Forensic Hospital
Another investigation of Whiting Forensic, a state-run psychiatric facility, calls for significant reforms.
DMHAS not candid with Whiting advisory board about abuse scandal, chairman says
“I think the biggest problem that we had was that if we were to give any sort of advice, we’d like to be informed,” Board chairman William Wynne said. “And we were never informed.”