News Articles on Delaware Psychiatric Center

Name of Facility: Delaware Psychiatric Center

Location: New Castle, DE, USA


  • Washington Post, “Ex-psychiatric hospital workers plead to criminal charges,” February 2018:  “Prosecutors said the three did not check on a 38-year-old male patient as required in December 2016, but signed logs indicating they had done so. The man died. Another former DPC worker… who worked as a security guard pleaded no contest to patient abuse for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a DPC patient last summer.”

News Articles on Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital

Name of Facility: Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital

Location: Huntington, WV, USA



News Articles on Bethlem Royal Hospital

Name of Facility: Bethlem Royal Hospital

Location: Beckenham, London Borough of Bromley, UK


News Articles on Winnebago Mental Health Institute

Name of Facility: Winnebago Mental Health Institute

Location: Oshkosh, WI, USA


Oshkosh Northwestern, “Oshkosh mental health center makes changes after death,” August 2015: “The citations were for inadequately documenting of nursing care; not following a sufficiently individualized treatment plan; and using a restraint incompatible with a pre-existing medical condition. Erik Haak, 33, died as the result of a June 5 incident at the center, during which staff members were trying to restrain him and he stopped breathing.”

Wisconsin State Journal, “Feds sanction Winnebago Mental Health Institute, could halt Medicare contract,” May 2018: “Inspectors issued 48 citations to Winnebago in December and February for a variety of problems, including noncompliance with five Medicare rules. The violations involve improper patient care, inadequate nursing staff, poor oversight of medical staff, an unsafe physical environment and other concerns.”


News Articles on Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Name of Facility: Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Location: Buffalo, NY, USA


News Articles on Western State Hospital (Va.)

Name of Hospital: Western State Hospital

Location: Staunton, VA, USA


  • News Leader, “Deadly restraint by Western State,” November 2015: “A report claims that a woman’s death in 2013 was caused, in part, by her being kept in restraints for nearly a month at Western State Hospital in Staunton, according to the Disability Law Center of Virginia.”

News Articles on Terrell State Hospital

Name of Hospital: Terrell State Hospital

Location: Terrell, TX, USA


American-Statesman, “Questionable investigations, little oversight in state hospital deaths,” April 2013: Story highlights the case of a 62-year-old bipolar woman who died in restraints, and lack of investigations into state hospital deaths.

American-Statesman, “JUST IN: Lawsuit alleges state hospital employees abused patients,” March 2018: “[A former employee] ‘witnessed a coworker physically choke and slam a patient to the ground’ before another coworker told him not to report it; a patient with two black eyes and ‘covered in bruises’ told Vestal a staff member had assaulted him; and Vestal noticed that a minor at the hospital had choke and scratch marks on his neck.”