Violence Major Issue at Calif. Mental Treatment Facilities
California's psychiatric hospitals have seen a rise in violent incidents in recent years, sparking calls for state legislation to improve safety measures. For example, a Napa State Hospital employee was allegedly killed last year by a patient, and Atascadero State Hospital has seen a 36% rise in violence since 2006.
- "At California Mental Hospitals, Fear Is Part of the Job" (Jaffe, "Morning Edition," NPR, 4/7).
- "Violence Surges at Hospital for Mentally Ill Criminals" (Jaffe, "Morning Edition," NPR, 4/8).