Psychiatric Hospital Security

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Several violent attacks on staff by mentally disordered patients at Napa State Hospital have generated calls for more security. In the wake of a death at Napa in October, state officials say they're revamping their policies and procedures. We look at the state of California's mental health facilities.


Jennifer Turner, spokesperson for the California Department of Mental Health

Lee Romney, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times

Kathleen Thomas-Morris, registered nurse at Napa State Hospital

Coby Pizzotti, legislative and political liaison for the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association

Mary Hayashi, California assemblymember representing the 18th District

Sean Rashkis, attorney with Disability Rights California