Judges Hold State In Contempt For Jail WaitlistsWashington 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.
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.
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.
Transcript: Social Worker's 911 Call From Josh Powell's Home

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