News Articles on Central State Hospital

Name of Hospital: Central State Hospital

Location: Petersburg, VA, USA


  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, “An inmate was transferred from jail to a mental hospital, then died an anonymous death,” June 2016: state and prison officials refuse to release any details on the death of a prisoner transferred to the hospital. This refusal is despite multiple Freedom of Information Act requests, and heightened scrutiny of Virginia’s placement of people with mental health disabilities in prison and lack of community-based mental health services.

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