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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Judges Hold State In Contempt For Jail Waitlists

Washington judges have begun holding the state’s health services agency in contempt and are ordering sanctions for each day the state fails to provide competency evaluations and treatment for mentally ill people held in county jails.

CBS Seattle–10/30/2014

File photo of a psychiatric hospital (Charles Onians/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court: Psychiatric Boarding Illegal

People with suspected mental health problems cannot be “warehoused” in emergency rooms and hospitals when certified mental health facilities already are full, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

CBS Seattle–08/08/2014

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Lawsuit Accuses DSHS Of Failing To Stop Neglect

A lawsuit filed Tuesday says two Washington girls suffered abuse and neglect from their mother and that state officials failed to stop the problem.

CBS Seattle–11/27/2013

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Transcript: Social Worker’s 911 Call From Josh Powell’s Home

SEATTLE (AP) – Police have released a series of recordings from 911 calls made Sunday when authorities in Washington state say Josh Powell locked himself and his two young sons in his house and lit […]

02/08/2012

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