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Napa State Hospital - An American Nightmare
 (A Media Information Database)
by Wes Penre and Wayne Morin Jr.
(Posted here: May 27, 2005 and on)

 


 

Wes Penre, 2005

 

he horrors in the field of psychiatry never stop shocking me. I have researched psychiatry since the 1980's, and for years and years the truth about this pseudo-science has been suppressed by the Media. Fortunately, when the Internet users increased rapidly in the 90's, people could start reading about the misfortunate patients in the mental hospitals around the world. Only recently, mostly because of inmates and researchers who have pushed the issue over and over, even the main stream media have started exposing some of it.

A while ago I decided to look deeper into one of the American psychiatric hospitals with the intention to expose the murders, rapes, drug abuse and violence that I know is taking place in there, and I chose to look into the NAPA State Hospital outside Sacramento in California. I got to know a wonderful person  who has been a patient there for years and years and who also has become a very, very good friend. His name is Wayne Morin Jr., and he has helped me tremendously with exposing psychiatry. And who could have helped me better? He has first hand information, because he has been locked up at NAPA for 18 years. I described the conditions at NAPA in my article, Sexual Abuse and Mind Control at Napa State Hospital (April 27, 2005), and his own story can be read here: Mind Control Manipulation - A Personal Story, by Wayne Morin Jr. Also, please read the following article closely: The Weirdest Prison Rules, May 25, 2005, to get the full picture.

Wayne Morin Jr
Wayne Morin Jr (left), Shane Arroyo (right) and David Hoover (below).
Shane, David and Wayne have come a long way. Become best friends, all three have been
inmates at Napa State Hospital for years and gone through the horrors together.
David Hoover tragically died in his sleep in
January 2006.

 David Hoover

Wayne has been very active in exposing the horrible conditions at the hospital and has also done an excellent job with gathering information from the mainstream media, which actually have started covering this issue, and the truth is finally starting to come out. There is no longer anyone who can say that the terrible conditions at the hospital do not exist - the proof is here!

Wayne Morin Jr as a teenager
Wayne Morin Jr as a teenager

The only question is: how long will it take before the hospital is closed down and all the insane criminals running the facility are behind bars? And even more important is: how long will it take before the invisible people in top positions of the society, those who are behind all this, can be put on trial? Unfortunately, NAPA State Hospital is only ONE example of how the psychiatric hospitals are run around the world, and I am sad to say that NAPA is a TYPICAL example. I strongly advise you to listen to Wayne LIVE at Channel Z, where he has been interviewed several times. These are the latest talk shows he participated in: 18 Years in Mental Hospital Part 1, from November 30, 2005, and 18 Years in Mental Hospital Part 2, from December 28, 2005. By speaking out, Wayne has accomplished a lot. Among other things: The Department of Justice in Canada has heard the last talkshow on the XZone Radio (Channel Z,  Dec 28, 2005) and is interested in getting all copies of the older and recent shows on Napa Sate Hospital Wayne and Lucky Meyer have done! Please take time and listen to those interviews.

Here below is a huge information database, which covers mainstream media articles about NAPA State Hospital. As you can see, there is a lot of information and exposure. I hope you can take the time to read some of it at least, so you will understand what is going on behind those locked doors. Hopefully one day people like Wayne Morin Jr. can see justice being applied and there will be a stop to those incredible violations on human rights!
 


NAPA State Hospital Media Information Database
(This database will be updated as new information shows up)
 


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When you see this highlight: BREAKING NEWS, it means it is very good news and that something has been done about the conditions in the mental hospitals.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you notice that a link is broken, it is because the newspaper has either removed the article from their website, or changed its directory. In case you want to read the article, please contact the appropriate newspaper.

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In Chronological Order:

1996:

San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 1996: Woman tells jury of kidnapping, assault by Davis:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/e/a/1996/05/16/NEWS12426.dtl

San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 1996: Women Tell of Attacks by Davis Klaas prosecution trying to show pattern to crimes: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/1996/05/17/MN39719.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 1996: Davis' savage crimes and bizarre perceptions; Psychiatrist says suspect heard victims asking to be raped:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/e/a/1996/05/17/NEWS13549.dtl

San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 06, 1996: RICHARD ALLEN DAVIS' LIFE OF CRIME:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/1996/08/06/MN35077.DTL

1997:

San Francisco Chronicle, Apr 26, 2005: Warrant Issued in Shootout With Cops at Napa Hospital
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/1997/04/26/MN54798.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle. May 24, 1997: Abuses Alleged at Napa State Hospital - Patients locked up by night staff, advocates charge: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/1997/05/24/MN35074.DTL

Napa Valley Register, June 05, 1997: Napa forensic patients voice concerns of their own about hospital security issues: If you think city residents are the only ones unhappy about changes in the works at Napa State Hospital, you're wrong. The Penal Code patients also are fuming. They oppose plans to take away their Lee and Bugle Boy jeans, their 49er shirts and other expressions of individuality and dress them in khaki uniforms. http://www.psych-health.com/pages/indexes.cgi?idxcatid=&idxid=8097
 

1998:

San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 14, 1998: Western context doesn't always apply in mental health:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/e/a/1998/02/17/NEWS6598.dtl

San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 14, 1998: 3 Napa Prison Hospital Inmates Captured After Brief Escape:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/1998/08/14/MN73092.DTL

National Review, July 20, 1998: Violent Fantasies - Mentally Ill More Prone to Violence - Cover Story:
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_n13_v50/ai_20977853

San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 12, 2998: Mother Grieves for Victim of S.F. Slasher Slain Woman Lived on Street in S.F.: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1998/11/12/MN80958.DTL

SFGate, Nov 13, 1998: Probation snafu let "vampire' roam S.F.: City official admits slashing suspect wasn't pursued after he stopped reporting: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/e/a/1998/11/13/NEWS1049.dtl

 

1999:

CAPT Outreach Magazine, 1999: Napa community is protected, but what about a safe workplace?
http://web.archive.org/web/20020626065841/www.psych-health.com/napa3.htm

San Francisco Chronicle, Apr 24, 1999: Judge Makes Cyclist's Slayer Remain in Mental Hospital:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/e/a/1996/05/17/NEWS13549.dtl

San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 30, 1999: Oakland Man Guilty In `Vampire' Attacks Throats of Homeless Were Slit So He Could Drink their Blood: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/11/30/MN46455.DTL


2000:

San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 19, 2000: Vampire Killer: 23 Years to Life:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/2000/02/19/NEWS12642.dtl

San Francisco Chronicle, May 11, 2000: A Door Back to Real Life - S.F. program puts the mentally ill out in the community: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2000/05/11/MN24426.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 09, 2000: Forced-Plunge Tale A Hoax, Victim Says. Woman drove car into Marin ravine ... The woman and her former boyfriend both work at Napa State Hospital in Napa, police said.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2000/12/09/MNL83675.DTL 

San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 27, 2000: Napa State Hospital Patient Killed in Fight: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2000/12/27/MNW176326.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 27, 2005: Napa State Hospital Patient Dies In Fight Over Tobacco; Suspect institutionalized since '79 killing in S.F.:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2000/12/27/MN59461.DTL

San Francisco Chronicles, Dec 28, 2000: Baffling Mental Hospital Slaying; Psychotic patient will be arraigned:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2000/12/28/MNW147786.DTL


2001:

San Francisco Chronicle, April 18, 2001: Lawyers buy time for cop killer suspect; Judge delays decision on defendant's sanity: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2001/04/18/MN134351.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2001: Millbrae case highlights sanity issues; Victim's family denied details of treatment: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2001/05/01/MNS233743.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2001: Criminally insane taking over state hospitals Violent patients assault infirm, elderly, even staff -- at times with deadly consequences:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/07/22/MN122212.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle, July 22, 2001: Families have little resources: http://web.archive.org/web/20030419171751/www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/07/22/MN44913.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle, July 22, 2001: Electric shock suit condemns hospital. Elderly woman died 2 days after release: http://www.ect.org/news/sanfransuit.html.

San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 01, 2001: Hospitals and Prisons - CALIFORNIA'S NEGLECT of the mentally ill is a scandalous disgrace. Tens of thousands receive no treatment, languish in prisons, wander the streets or hide in homeless encampments: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2001/08/01/ED50552.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 16, 2001: State Senate to Probe Napa Hospital:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/11/16/MN161475.DTL


2002:

San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 02, 2002: Lawyer: Slay suspect, 18, 'delusional' Arraignment put off for youth in mother's killing: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2002/01/02/MN143957.DTL

NapaNews, Jan 23, 2002: Napa State's Dead Lie Unmarked:
http://www.psych-health.com/graves01.htm 

NapaNews, May 4, 2002: State hospital inmate arrested on murder charge:
www.illuminati-news.com/NAPA/inmate-arrested.htm

NapaNews, May 7, 2002: Napa murder suspect fails to appear in court:
www.illuminati-news.com/NAPA/NAPA-murder-suspect.htm

NapaNews, May 10, 2002: Napa State patient accused of murder:
www.illuminati-news.com/NAPA/accused-of-murder.htm

The Daily Journal, June 13, 2002: Sane or not? Despite prosecutor assertions that the schizophrenic defendant accused of killing a Millbrae cop four years ago is still fit for trial, a San Mateo Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that his deteriorated mental state warrants another look. View Whole Story

The Daily Journal, June 13, 2002: Mentally ill rape victim’s sister sues county hospital. The sister of a mentally ill woman raped by another patient at San Mateo County General Hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and San Mateo County, alleging negligence, medical malpractice and the dangerous condition of public property. View Whole Story

San Francisco Chronicle: SAN FRANCISCO Self-styled Vampire's Conviction Upheld:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2002/08/16/BA720332.DTL

Los Angeles Times, Aug 16, 2002: Not Only Men Are Molesters: http://www.fact.on.ca/news/news0208/lt020816.htm


2003:

San Francisco Chronicle, March 12, 2003: Davis Apologizes for State's Sterilization Program - Those with Hereditary Flaws Were Victims: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/03/12/BA172425.DTL 

Psychiatric Times, June 2003, Vol. XX, Issue 6: Stigma continues in Hollywood: Negative stereotypes of patients with mental illness have a long history in Hollywood. Inaccurate portrayals have an important and underestimated negative effect on the perception of people with mental disorders--by the public, legislators, families and patients themselves. In this update of a 1991 presentation given by Glenn Gabbard, M.D., Irving Schneider, M.D., and myself, I will review some of the common stereotypes seen in film and television and discuss several recent films that perpetuate such myths. www.illuminati-news.com/stigma_continues_in_hollywood.htm   

NapaNews, Dec 14, 2003: Napa State accused of abusing patients:
http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/cchr-napa-valley.htm


2004:

NapaNews, January 5, 2004: Napa State denies allegations of abuse, cites good ratings:
http://rickross.org/reference/scientology/scien499.html

NapaNews, January 25, 2004: Justice Department to probe Napa State:
www.illuminati-news.com/NAPA/jp-probe.htm

NapaNews, February 12, 2004: State hospital doctor has troubled past:
www.illuminati-news.com/troubled-past.htm

NapaNews, May 13, 2004: County doctor accused of exploiting patient:
www.illuminati-news.com/NAPA/county-doc-accused.htm

NapaNews, June 4, 2004: Local doc treated unfairly:
www.illuminati-news.com/NAPA/local-doc.htm

Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 24, 2004: Woman Judged Insane in Stabbing Wants Release:
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2004/August/24/local/stories/06local.htm

PE.com, September 6, 2004: New Patton hire likes challenge: Patton is one of four state mental hospitals in a system administered by the state Department of Mental Health. The others are in Norwalk, Napa and Atascadero. A fifth is scheduled to open in Coalinga a year from now to house sexually violent predators. http://www.pe.com/localnews/sanbernardino/stories/PE_News_Local_bhahn06.5794c.html

NapaNews, October 24, 2004: Patients Fear Closure of Mental Health Program:
www.illuminati-news.com/closure-of-mhp.htm

San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 11, 2004: MARIN COUNTY: Mentally ill slayer wants out: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/11/11/BAG869PDSR1.DTL

NapaNews, November 28, 2004: Suspects Still at Large as Officials Focus on Recent Homicides:
www.illuminati-news.com/recent-homicides.htm


2005:

Religion Newsblog, Feb 1, 2005: Marin killer to stay locked up: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/10106

San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 1, 2005: SAN RAFAEL: No S.F. halfway house for insanity-plea killer. Woman committed in grotesque slaying followed Rajneesh: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/02/01/BAGL9B3EEO1.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 2005: Despite delusions, defendant fit to stand trial, doctors say; Hearing held in case of Millbrae officer fatally shot in 1998:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/02/17/BAGPSBCLTR1.DTL

CAUSE - Statewide Law Enforcement Association, April 8, 2005: Growing public safety crisis at state hospitals highlighted by latest knife attack in Napa:
http://www.cause7.com/show_article.asp?article_id=217&cat=media

Napa News, June 21, 2005: Napa State patients charged with attempted murder:
www.illuminati-news.com/attempted-murder.htm 

NapaNews, July 7, 2005: Napa State Patient Gets Two Years for Attack:
www.illuminati-news.com/two-years-for-attack.htm

San Francisco Examiner, July 7, 2005: Man Sent to State Hospital After Mother's Injury:
http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2005/07/08/peninsula/20050708_pe10_hospital.txt

Bradley J. Schlozman, July 27, 2005, Acting Assistant Attorney General: Letter To Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Regarding NAPA State Hospital: .pdf file 

San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 2005: Mental hospital probe shows major problems. Officials accused of stalling Napa inquiry:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/07/28/MNGNTDURG51.DTL

Lake County Record-Bee, July 30, 2005: Woman who murdered child denied parole: After her arrest, Jack was sent to Napa State Hospital for five months, but was returned to Lake County to face charges when it was determined that she was fabricating incompetency. http://www.record-bee.com/Stories/0,1413,255%257E26901%257E2988601,00.html

CAUSE - Statewide Law Enforcement Association, Aug 1, 2005: CAUSE Asks if State Mental Health Director is Either Willfully Lying or Woefully Ignorant:
http://www.cause7.com/show_article.asp?article_id=307&cat=media

Napa News, Aug 2, 2005: Napa State wary after two suicides on same ward:
www.illuminati-news.com/two-suicides.htm

Los Angeles Times, Aug 3, 2005: Officials Bicker as Mentally Ill Wither:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez3aug03,1,6537672,full.column?ctrack=1&cset=true

Monterey Herald, Aug 7, 2005: Napa Mental Hospital Under Fire: http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/mcherald/news/state/12324867.htm

SacBee.com, Aug 7, 2005: Two tales of Napa State Hospital:
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13371121p-14212754c.html

Los Angeles Times, Aug 10, 2005: Vacancies at Mental Hospitals a Disaster:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez10aug10,0,803671.column

Record-Bee.com, Aug 15, 2005: Story is Absolutely True:
http://www.record-bee.com/Stories/0,1413,255%257E33813%257E3012148,00.html 

NapaNews, Aug 17, 2005: Former county psychiatrist gets probation for drug offenses:
http://www.napanews.com/templates/index.cfm?template=story_full&id=B44B7C55-CCE3-4F31-B763-796C6F7C0AD0 

California State Mental Hospitals Criticized For Poor Patient Care (Listen), Aug 18, 2005.
According to a recent U.S. Dept. of Justice report Napa Valley State Hospital routinely fails to protect it’s patients from harm. The report also states that the California Deptartment of Mental Health had denied federal investigators access to the Napa facility and to two other state hospitals. Patt Morrison and Anna Ramirez, Assistant Deputy Director of the Licensing and Certification Program for California’s Department of Health Services, and Bob Garcia, Chief Deputy Director at the State Dept. of Mental Health in Sacramento discuss the conditions in California’s Mental Health facilities. (Scroll down to Aug 18). http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/listings/2005/08/airtalk_20050815.shtml

KTVU.com, Aug 28, 2005: Feds Issue Scathing Report On Abuse At Napa State Hospital:
http://www.ktvu.com/news/4783108/detail.html

SignOnSanDiego.com, Sep 8, 2005: The death at Patton comes after a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice that said there were "widespread and systematic deficiencies" at another of the facilities, Napa State Hospital, including suicide and inadequate medical care.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20050908-1532-ca-mentalhospitaldeath.html

Napa Sentinel, Sep 9, 2005: The latest incident of NSH prompts call for armed police:
http://www.mybeadbuddy.com/NapaSentinel/ArticleTemplate.php?id=125&pid=1 

Napa Sentinel, Sep 9, 2005: Sheriff's Department to take over Hospital Security:
http://www.mybeadbuddy.com/NapaSentinel/ArticleTemplate.php?id=20&pid=1

NapaNews, Sep 17, 2005: Man found to be sane at time of Napa State Hospital murder:
www.illuminati-news.com/NAPA/NAPA-HOSPITAL-MURDER.htm

Napa News, Sep 22, 2005: State Hospital Problems Getting Fixed After Harsh Report:
www.illuminati-news.com/harsh-report.htm

The Press-Enterprise, Sep 22, 2005: Patton State Hospital to undergo inspection: In June, the department found widespread deficiencies at Northern California's Napa State Hospital, including failure to protect patients from harm, overuse of restraints and inadequate medical and psychiatric care. www.illuminati-news.com/patton_state_hospital.htm

Napa Sentinel, Sep 23, 2005: MURDER, MIND CONTROL, NUKES & MONEY - Sentinel Series Explored Regional and National Issues  
http://www.mybeadbuddy.com/NapaSentinel/ArticleTemplate.php?id=251&pid=1

CBS5, Sep 28, 2005: Arrest Made In Wine Country Double Murder:
http://cbs5.com/local/local_story_271200056.html

Napa News, Oct 01, 2005:  DNA Points to Copple as the Killer:
www.illuminati-news.com/DNA-points-to-copple.htm

KTVU, Oct 09, 2005: Waiting List Growing For Napa State Hospital: http://www.ktvu.com/news/5076215/detail.html 

San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 09, 2005: Napa State Hospital full, mentally ill inmates languish in jail, lawyer says: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2005/10/09/state/n103817D81.DTL

CBS5, Oct 09, 2005: Mentally Ill Can't Get Into Napa Institution: http://cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_282160406.html

The Daily Journal, Oct 10, 2005: Mentally ill inmates languish in jail. NAPA — More than 100 patients, including suspects awaiting trial and defendants who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, sit on a waiting list to be admitted to Napa State Hospital, which is already above capacity. View Whole Story

CAUSE - Statewide Law Enforcement Association, Oct 14, 2005: DMH Grants Safety Equipment Grievance: Napa State Hospital Police Officers to Be Issued New Body Armor. http://www.cause7.com/show_article.asp?article_id=379

Napa News, Oct 15, 2005: Central Valley Mental Hospital to Lighten Napa State's Patient Load:
www.illuminati-news.com/NAPA/napa's-patient-load.htm

The Daily Journal, Oct 22, 2005: Incompetent inmates held at county lockup: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=48553

The Napa Valley Register, Oct 29, 2005: Napa State patient sentenced to 26 years in prison for 2002 attack:
http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2005/10/29/news/local/iq_3145038.txt

Oroville Mercury-Register, Oct 29, 2005: How the mentally ill languish in Butte County Jail.
http://www.orovillemr.com/Stories/0,1413,157%257E26686%257E3110557,00.html

The Napa Valley Register, Nov 10, 2005: Quick security thwarts alleged attack at NSH: http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2005/11/10/news/local/iq_3161041.txt

Oroville Mercury-Register, Nov 11, 2005: State averts showdown by taking three incompetent inmates.
http://www.orovillemr.com/Stories/0,1413,157%257E26686%257E3126379,00.html

Sonoma News, Nov 13, 2005: DDS rotten at the top: Senator Wesley Chesbro, whose second district includes Sonoma and Napa Valley, is also chairman of the state Senate Select Committee on Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health, which will be holding two hearings at the Napa State Hospital gymnasium on Friday.
http://www.sonomanews.com/articles/2001/11/12/export6948.txt

The Napa Valley Register, Dec 02, 2005: At 130 years, Napa State Hospital is leading reforms in mental health: http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2005/12/02/news/local/iq_3193466.txt .

The Napa Valley Register, Dec 10, 2005: A Napa State Hospital patient was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting another male patient (scroll down halfway through the article): http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2005/12/10/news/local/iq_3205358.txt  

Oroville Mercury Register, Dec 28, 2005: Sledgehammer slaying suspect unfit for trial.
http://www.orovillemr.com/Stories/0,1413,157%257E26686%257E3023890,00.html

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Articles from Vallejo Times-Herald on Napa State Hospital, 2005, collected by Wayne Morin Jr.: Vacaville man sentenced to 26 years for beating, strangling man; Judge rules Pascual must remain under hospital care; Convicted Vallejo bomber returns to court to determine mental status.
http://illuminati-news.com/vallejo-times-herald-on-napa.htm

The X-Zone Radio Show Blogspot, Dec 06, 2005: Crimes Against Humanity at Napa State Hospital In California? [Response to my friend Wayne Morin Jr's participation on the X-Zone Radio Show]
It sounds just like something you would hear in a horror story... patients being murdered... patients being raped by those who are supposed to take care of them while institutionalized... the sale and distribution of illegal drugs and substances... the over dosing and death by heroin over dose... people being abused... wretched living conditions... unmarked graves... and more. This is not fiction... this is reality.

PE.com, Dec 9, 2005: Patton hospital inmate killed: The federal scrutiny was prompted by widespread problems at Napa State Hospital in Northern California. http://www.pe.com/localnews/sanbernardino/stories/PE_News_Local_D_bpatton09.1d73c520.html

Point Reyes Light, Dec 22, 2005: Alleged rapist too psychotic for trial: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/stories/dec22_05/rapist_insane.html


2006:

The Napa Valley Register, Jan 05, 2006: Napa State Hospital patient assaults staff member: http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/01/05/news/local/iq_3240692.txt  

The Daily Journal, Jan 14, 2006: Incompetent inmates held at county lockup: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=48553

Mercury Register, Jan 14, 2006: Accused molester sent to mental hospital: www.illuminati-news.com/accused-molester.htm

Los Angeles Times, Jan 26, 2006: Mental Hospital Employees Meet to Decry Staffing Crisis: In recent years, the Justice Department has issued highly critical reports of Napa State Hospital and Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk. Among other things, they found that staffers did not do enough at the two hospitals to prevent patients from harming themselves or one another.  www.illuminati-news.com/staffing-crisis.htm

Napa Sentinel, Jan 27, 2006: State Hospital Cry for Help: It is a never ending story but regardless how often the story is told, the facts never change. The Napa State Hospital remains in a state of turmoil no matter how much sugar coating they try to put over it. Murders, assaults, rapes, understaffing and lack of response time to protect both staff and patients. http://www.mybeadbuddy.com/NapaSentinel/ArticleTemplate.php?id=329&pid=1  

Marinij.com, Feb 18, 2006: Threats led to criminal charges: The mother and her husband had alarms and motion detectors installed at their home. The harassment escalated in April 2004 at about the time of the anniversary of Kowitz's divorce from his wife, McBride said. The couple had been married for 18 months In April 2005, Kowitz was found incompetent to stand trial; in June, he was committed to the state mental hospital in Napa. He returned to the Marin court system in December..... http://www.illuminati-news.com/criminal-charges.htm

The Reporter, Feb 22, 2006: Suspect to Get Mental Care: A Solano County Superior Court judge has ordered a suspect in a rural murder admitted to Napa State Hospital within the next 30 days for evaluation and care. // Superior Court Judge Dwight C. Ely on Tuesday ordered 29-year-old murder defendant Roberto Estrada Olvera - who was found mentally incompetent for court proceedings two months ago - housed at the Napa mental facility. http://www.illuminati-news.com/suspect-to-get-mental-care.htm

The Press Democrat, March 02, 2006: Arson suspect to undergo evaluation: If Scholten is ruled incompetent, he would be sent to Napa State Hospital for treatment. If he is restored to competency, the criminal case would resume. If not, he could be held for up to three years.
http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060302/NEWS/603020332/1033/NEWS01

Fresno Bee, March 27, 2006: Mental hospitals off to a slow start: "They can't staff the place," he said. "Who wants to work there? Can you imagine what the nightlife is like" in Coalinga? It's already a challenge, he said, to attract enough talent for the jobs — even in places such as Napa, which also has a state hospital. The turnover, he said, is high. http://www.fresnobee.com/local/v-textonly/story/11983080p-12744965c.html.

Napa Valley Register, April 11, 2006: County told jail population is not in crisis: The board today is expected to routinely approve the addition of three beds to the Project Ninety, Inc. program housed at Napa State Hospital for incarcerated substance abusers. That brings the total there to nine beds with another four to be added next year. The annual cost of the privately run program is more than $1 million. http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/04/11/news/local/iq_3384401.txt 

Mercury Register, April 16, 2006: Suit filed over inmate's treatment in Butte jail: The suit alleges that the lack of medical treatment, coupled with frequent attacks against him by other inmates and one guard when he complained, caused Mathews to deteriorate mentally, to the point he was ultimately declared incompetent to stand trial and committed by a judge to Napa State Hospital, where he currently remains. http://www.orovillemr.com/news/chico/ci_3704338 

Napa Valley Register, April 20, 2006: Fight at Napa Statenets two arrests: Two Napa State Hospital patients were taken into custody after they allegedly roughed up another patient during the dinner hour. http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/04/20/news/local/iq_3397427.txt

Times Herald Online (exact date uncertain): Napa hospital patients remembered: Over 45,000 patients have died and were buried at California state hospitals or developmental centers from the mid-1880s to the 1960s. For the most part, their remains are in unmarked, mass grave sites. At Napa State Hospital, about 4,368 people were buried from 1876 to 1923 [editor's emphasis]. http://www.timesheraldonline.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=3045854

Marin Independent Journal, April 23, 2006: Attorneys fight for care of mentally ill: Sue King, an attorney for the state Department of Mental Health, told the court that Napa State Hospital, where most Marin inmates are sent, has a statutory limit on the number of patients it can take. Hospital administrators have tried to arrange for inmates to be placed at other locked facilities, with limited success. http://www.marinij.com/marin/ci_3742044.

The Reporter, April 26, 2006: Man ordered to state hospital: Found not guilty due to insanity in the 2004 shooting death of a neighbor, a wheelchair-bound Suisun City man has been ordered confined at Napa State Hospital. http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_3753198

BREAKING NEWS: Justice Department Reaches Settlement Regarding Conditions At Four California Mental Health Facilities: U.S. Newswire, May 02, 2006: The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement with the state of California concerning civil rights violations at four California State Hospitals. These hospitals provide inpatient psychiatric care to nearly five thousand individuals committed to the hospitals civilly or in connection with criminal proceedings. http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=65035

BREAKING NEWS: CBS 2, May 02, 2006: Justice Department Settles Mental Hospital Dispute: (CBS) LOS ANGELES The federal government has reached a settlement with the state of California concerning civil rights violations at a Norwalk mental hospital and three other facilities, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_122212140.html

BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles Times, May 03, 2006: State Mental Hospital Reforms Ordered: A federal consent decree calls for more individual care and steps to prevent suicides and assaults. A related lawsuit cites civil rights violations. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mental3may03,1,215019.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

BREAKING NEWS: Wes Penre, Illuminati News, May 03, 2006: Wayne Morin Jr Setting Himself Up To Do a Lie Detector Test! [and not only that] I have some very good news! Napa State Hospital, where Wayne Morin Jr was locked up, will be closed! Also, the Justice Department has come to a conclusion that the conditions in four of California's mental facilities have to be changed, so the inmates will have a decent living! Click here for the U.S. Newswire article. This is to a great extent a product of Wayne's relentless drive to get the truth out. http://illuminati-news.com/lie-detector.htm 

San Luis Obispo, May 03, 2006: Consent decree filed to help reform state’s mental hospitals: A report issued by federal investigators last summer on Napa State Hospital in Napa alleged that suicidal patients were not receiving prompt intervention, that patients didn’t get needed medical or psychiatric care and that employees were dealing drugs to patients [editor's emphasis]. http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/14490815.htm

BREAKING NEWS: Contra Costa Times, May 04, 2006: Monitor named to aid mental care reforms: A report issued by federal investigators last summer on Napa State Hospital in Napa alleged that suicidal patients were not receiving prompt intervention, that patients did not get needed medical or psychiatric care and that employees were dealing drugs to patients. http://www.dfw.com/mld/cctimes/news/state/14497537.htm

The Napa Valley Register, May 04, 2006: State, feds reach accord on Napa State, mental health care: Federal investigators, state mental health officials and those who accused Napa State and other mental health facilities of poor treatment of patients reached a sweeping agreement in recent weeks. As part of the deal, federal investigators who probed other California institutions have agreed there is no need for them to visit Napa State. // Under the deal reached between the DOJ and the state Department of Mental Health, California's mental health system will undergo reforms in providing care and safe conditions for patients. http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/05/04/news/local/iq_3415709.txt

The Press-Enterprise, May 05, 2006: Hospital Ordered To Fix Deficiencies: The Department of Justice also announced earlier this week that it has reached a settlement with the state to address civil-rights violations at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk and Napa State Hospital. Patton and Atascadero state hospitals also will be included in the five-year agreement. http://illuminati-news.com/hospital_ordered_to_fix_deficiencies.htm

Marin Independent Journal, May 05, 2006: Inmates deserve better from state: MARIN JUDGES are justifiably angry that the state is failing - despite ample warnings - to provide safe and humane security and treatment for mentally ill inmates. http://www.marinij.com/ci_3788633

San Francisco Chronicle, May 05, 2006: NAPA - U.S. probing state mental hospitals California to let in feds under consent decree: California officials have agreed to allow federal investigators to enter Napa State Hospital and another state mental hospital in Los Angeles County to probe allegations that the centers have failed to provide adequate treatment for patients. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/05/05/BAGJCILHA91.DTL

BREAKING NEWS: Long Beach Press Telegram (date unknown): Mental hospital reform planned: Prosecutors have filed a consent decree in federal court that lays out a road map for sweeping reform, under a court-appointed monitor, at five state mental hospitals, including one in Norwalk, it was reported Wednesday.
www.illuminati-news.com/mental_hospital_reform_planned.htm 

Los Angeles Times, May 06, 2006: Report: Patients Harmed at Mental Hospitals: Although only Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk and Napa State Hospital in Napa were named in the lawsuit and consent decree, federal and state officials say both documents will be amended to include Patton and Atascadero State Hospital in the corrective plan. http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-mental5may05,1,6929961.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california&ctrack=1&cset=true

BREAKING NEWS: San Bernardino County Sun (date unknown): Settlement Ends Suit - Mental-Health Reform Required: A settlement reached Tuesday between the state and the Department of Justice could lead to better treatment of thousands of prison patients in psychiatric hospitals throughout California, including Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino. www.illuminati-news.com/settlement_ends_suit.htm

MedIndia, May 07, 2006: Mental Hospitals Offer More Problems than Solutions: Investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice has revealed that mental hospitals in San Bernardino and Atascadero are besetted with widespread problems, including inadequate diagnoses and treatment, improper and excessive medication, besides prolonged hospitalization. http://www.medindia.net/news/view_news_main.asp?x=10117

BREAKING NEWS: San Bernardino County Sun, May 09, 2006: Reviewers denounce Patton's procedures, care: A scathing letter sent by the U.S. Department of Justice to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paints Patton State Hospital as a place where patients are unsafe and receive inadequate treatment for their illnesses. http://www.sbsun.com/ci_3799628 (or) www.illuminati-news.com/patton2.htm 

ABC News, May 11, 2006: Backlog Of Mentally Ill Suspects Held In Jails: It is a serious problem. California's state hospitals are facing a shortage of beds needed to house mentally ill defendants awaiting trial. The backlog is so severe that a Sacramento judge is forcing Napa State Hospital to admit them or else. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=assignment_7&id=4164817

OCRegister, May 21, 2006: Murderer and victim's daughter face to face: Almost 30 years after Allaway carried out Orange County's single worst killing spree - seven dead and two wounded - Almazan was ready to talk to the killer, face to face. http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1150116.php

BREAKING NEWS: Wes Penre, Illuminati News, May 27, 2006: Wayne Morin Jr Passed a Lie Detector Test! - All the stunning statements Wayne are making in articles and on radio can be backed up by evidence and witnesses. However, if someone still doubts that what he is saying is the truth, stay tuned! Wayne Morin Jr has been set up for a lie detector test (polygraph) and he PASSED 100%. http://illuminati-news.com/lie-detector.htm 

The Napa Valley Register, June 4, 2006: Napan may be linked to Iraqi slayings: But it appears it is the Napa native who lost his status as captain in the Marines in the wake of the incident in Haditha. http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/06/04/news/local/iq_3461249.txt

SacBee, June 12, 2006: Quicker mental care ordered for defendants: Despite a Sacramento judge's order that Johnson be sent immediately to Napa State Hospital to undergo treatment so he could stand trial, he languished in jail for 10 months because there were no beds available. www.illuminati-news.com/sacbee061206a.htm

Wayne Morin Jr's article in Napa Sentinel, June 16, 2006: Napa State Hospital: A while back Harry Martin wrote a great article EXPECT DENIALS, BUT NSH TO CLOSE Massive new facilities in Coalinga, Atascadero to eventually house criminally insane from Napa State. I have had the privilege to talk to an attorney whom has told me of a plan that Napa State Hospital to close. http://napasentinel.com/ArticleTemplate.php?id=750&pid=2

Napa Sentinel, July 04, 2006: Satellite House: I was told that there would never be Drugs of Alcohol allowed in this setting. I was told either I sign the contract saying I would never an alcohol or drug user. I was asked many questions about the (what ifs) meaning if someone were to have drugs and or a what would be my reaction. I was told at the end of the interview they would contact with there decision on whether I passed my interview. http://napasentinel.com/ArticleTemplate.php?id=866&pid=2

Napa Valley Register, July 21, 2006: Napa State Patient Accused of Attempted Murder: Jose Azuil Makilala, 25, became agitated while the victim was directing several patients from the outside courtyard back inside to their hospital unit, state hospital spokeswoman Lupe Rincon said. http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/07/21/news/local/iq_3526297.txt

Napa Valley Register, July 22, 2006: A Brief Break for Freedom: An inmate from the state department of corrections medical facility in Vacaville escaped from a work crew at Napa State Hospital early Friday morning. http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/07/22/news/local/iq_3527745.txt

Redding.com, Aug 10, 2006: Alleged slasher committed to state mental hospital: A 25-year-old Sacramento man accused of murdering his Happy Valley stepfather and attacking his mother with a decorative martial arts sword was ordered today to be committed to Napa State Hospital, possibly for life. http://www.redding.com/redd/nw_local/article/0,2232,REDD_17533_4908307,00.html

Redding.com, Aug 11, 2006: Man sent to mental health facility: Lee is said to be suffering from delusional behavior and will be treated with anti-psychotic medication. He still could stand trial for murder and other related charges if he is ever found mentally competent, said Shasta County Senior Deputy District Attorney Brent Ledford. http://www.redding.com/redd/nw_local/article/0,2232,REDD_17533_4909870,00.html

St. Helena Star, Aug 24, 2006: Mental health programs needed, not cheap: Rep. Patrick Kennedy visited the Napa Valley recently to generate support for federal legislation promoting tax-funded mental health services. http://www.sthelenastar.com/articles/2006/08/24/columnists/doug_ernst/iq_3569658.txt

Redding.com, Aug 30, 2006: Suspected arsonist arraigned: In 1997, Drumm was charged with five counts of arson and later found to be mentally incompetent to stand trial, according to court records. He was sent to Napa State Hospital, but it is unclear how long he was there. http://www.redding.com/redd/nw_local/article/0,2232,REDD_17533_4955625,00.html

St. Helena Star, Aug 24, 2006: Walking the St. Helena police beat: A member of the St. Helena police force for almost four years, Tharp spent six years working for the Department of Mental Health at Napa State Hospital, where he was responsible for taking reports, transporting patients, and keeping dangerous and combative patients under control. http://www.sthelenastar.com/articles/2006/08/31/news/local/iq_3568462.txt

The Napa Valley Register. Sept 01, 2006: Hit and run -- literally -- ends in Vallejo man's arrest: American Canyon police arrested Diego Meza Murillo, 44, of Vallejo after he bolted from his vehicle after hitting another car. http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/09/01/news/local/iq_3582185.txt

Times Herald, Oct 19, 2006 Coffey's brewing  This is the latest in a series of articles about the American Canyon City Council campaign. AMERICAN CANYON - City Councilwoman Cindy Coffey says she has $26 million worth of reasons for wanting to be this city's first elected mayor. That is the dollar amount she said will be required from taxpayers and incoming businesses to pay for the expansion of Highway 29 (Broadway)...
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_4516064

Times Herald, Oct 19, 2006 Mayoral candidate believes in his leadership skills - Editor's Note: Another in a series on the race for American Canyon City Council seats. AMERICAN CANYON - Leon Garcia's supporters enjoy pointing out that he is the only candidate for American Canyon mayor who has not sued the city. Currently the city's vice mayor, Garcia is facing Councilwoman Cindy Coffey and former Napa Valley Casino owner Paul Maguire in American Canyon's first race...  http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_4510306

San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, October 15, 2006 How to make a monster: The Cramps (right) have been around forever, and yet it seems they never really fit in anywhere except in San Francisco on Halloween. (Well, maybe also at that infamous show they played at the Napa state mental hospital many years ago.) See Lux Interior, Poison Ivy and company rip it up at the Fillmore with the, uh, underdressed Demolition Doll Rods and the dressed-up Groovie Ghoulies
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/10/15/PKGMQKFHR11.DTL

Contra Costa Times, Sun, Oct. 22, 2006 Incompetent defendants find justice will be waiting When Martinez police arrested Moises Perez in July 2005 on suspicion of setting two fires on the city's grassy hillsides, Perez announced to officers that he was God.
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/crime_courts/15821894.htm

Mercury News 10/24/06 REDDING, Calif. (AP)  - After being committed to a state mental hospital earlier this month, a 25-year-old Sacramento man has been found mentally fit to stand trial for murder - a development that took his lawyer by surprise.
Shasta County prosecutor Brent Ledford said Monday that Jonathan Lee Jr. may get a new trial date for the slashing murder of his stepfather in March. He is scheduled to reappear in court on Friday.
Lee was ordered in April to stand trial but underwent a psychiatric evaluation after he spit in court. A court-appointed psychiatrist diagnosed him as delusional, and the judge ordered him to be committed to Napa State Hospital.
Lee was returned to Shasta County Jail last week after a new evaluation found him mentally competent, Ledford said.
Lee's lawyer, deputy public defender Mike Horan, was on vacation last week and did not hear the news until Monday. He said he had not decided whether to contest the new evaluation.
Lee is charged with murder, attempted murder and nearly two dozen other offenses in connection with the March 30 attack on his stepfather and mother at the couple's Happy Valley home.
Retired California Highway Patrol officer Barry Alan Smith, 50, bled to death after suffering 18 wounds in the attack. Lee's mother, 48-year-old Deena Smith, was hit in the back of the head with a decorative sword that had been on display inside the home
AP Wire 10-24-2006 News in brief from Northern California

Oakland Tribune 10/28/06 Disabled care facilities accused of illegal quotas -The nonprofit agencies charged with overseeing the care of the developmentally disabled have illegal quotas for moving them from the state institutions — homes many have known for decades — into community care, a state legislator has charged...
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_4566912

KNXNewsRadio 11/3/06 Patient Arrested in Beating Death at Pattan State Hospital
San Bernardino (AP) -- A mental patient at a troubled state hospital has been arrested in the beating death of a 50-year-old man who had lived at the institution for three decades, officials said.
http://knx1070.com/pages/120319.php?

TheReporter.Com 11/07/2006 Hearing today in murder case
A preliminary court hearing is scheduled to begin today in the case of a Winters man facing murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of a migrant worker last year
http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_4616186?source=email

SFGate.com  11/24/2006 CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEE SALARIES
Highest paid 2,000 employees (excluding workers at the University
of California, California State University and state Legislature).
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/news/casalary/employee?Submit=Page&agency=Other&otmax=&o=250&term=
Patton+State+Hospital&sort=workplace&ord=ASC

NapaRegister.com 11/23/2006 Daily police/fire report
Someone has taken to the streets of Napa causing big-time headaches for many residents.
http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2006/11/23/
news/local/doc4565ddab722b4629897658.txt

NapaRegister.com July 27, 2006  Group home resident arrested in stabbing of other resident
A resident of an adult group home in Napa was stabbed by another resident early Wednesday morning, according to Napa Police
http://www.naparegister.com/articles/2006/07/27/news/local/iq_3533759.txt
 

2007 (with improved layout): 

The Eureka Reporter, Jan 11, 2007: Jury denies Hoopa Man's Release. Cedric Wellington Black Jr. was sent back to Napa State Hospital for another year after a jury found Wednesday that he would pose “a substantial violent threat to the members of this community” if released. Black, 49, formerly of Hoopa, returned to Humboldt County Superior Court late last week for trial — something he is entitled to have each year — to try to be released from the custody of Napa State Hospital. View Whole Story

The Daily Journal, April 24, 2007: Suspect in 2004 murder found not competent for trial. A 27-year-old man accused in the stabbing death for unknown reasons of a stranger walking along a city street in San Bruno in 2004 was found not competent to stand trial this morning in San Mateo County Superior Court and was ordered returned to Napa State Hospital. View Whole Story

ChichoEr.com, July 04, 2007: Inmate's motions to drop charges rejected by judge. A judge denied a motion to dismiss multiple car theft, drug possession and evading charges against James Lee Mathews, 37, over law enforcement's failure to preserve key evidence, including fingerprints. View Whole Story

ChichoEr.com, July 13, 2007: Yet another mental evaluation ordered in protracted case. For the third time in the same case, a Chico man who has been in custody awaiting trial some three years, was ordered Thursday to once again undergo a mental competency examination over his strident objectionView Whole Story

Chicho Enterprise Record, July 17, 2007: Many charges dismissed in civil rights suit against county. A federal judge has dismissed many of the allegations in a multi-million-dollar civil rights lawsuit alleging government discrimination against five black criminal defendants in Butte County. View Whole Story

The Daily Journal, July 28, 2007: Governor's budget proposal could hurt county's mental health needs. Filling the anemic ranks of state hospital staff with hefty pay increases could have a two-pronged negative impact for San Mateo County, officials said yesterday in reaction to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's most recent budget proposal. View Whole Story

Chico Enterprise Record, Aug 09, 2007: Yet another doctor to examine jail inmate for competency. A Chico man who has been in custody more than three years, much of the time in a state hospital after twice been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial, will be examined by yet another doctor. Both times James Lee Mathews, 37, was sent to Napa State Hospital he was restored to competency, only to decompensate after being transferred back to the Butte County Jail. Mathews, who has filed a $3 million federal civil rights suit against the county, claims jailers continue to physically mistreat him and either change or reduce his medication, causing him to relapse mentally. View Whole Story

The Eureka Reporter, Aug 30, 2007: Inmate who hanged himself had history of assault. An inmate believed to have hanged himself Wednesday in the Humboldt County jail had been involved in several physical altercations with correctional officers, said a spokesperson from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, which manages the jail. View Whole Story

Chico Enterprise Record, Aug 31, 2007: Sheriff seeks charges against inmate who alleges beating by jail guards. The Butte County sheriff Thursday responded to claims by a mentally disabled inmate that guards beat him without provocation Monday, by seeking criminal assault charges against the prisoner. Sporting a bruised face and swollen black eye in court Wednesday, James Lee Mathews, 37, told a judge he was attacked by at least three guards when he was unable to comply with orders to raise his arms as he was being taken to the jail law library. View Whole Story

The Napa Valley Register, Sept 02, 2007: Nonprofit aims to get homeless women off of the streets. A fledgling nonprofit agency that's dedicated to helping women turn their lives around is gaining ground in combating the problem of homelessness in Napa. The group is called New Life Outreach and is a Christian-based, halfway house that provides a home for women, ages 18 and older, who want to break the cycle of homelessness. View Whole Story

Redding Record Searchlight, Sept 05, 2007: Psychiatric industry cannot cure its patients. Gary is a substance abuser, and it was this that created his becoming a victim of the mental health system. He is a psychiatric survivor whom the system has failed. In order to explain this failure and Gary's issue, one need learn a few obscure facts about the "big money" industries of psychiatry and psychology. View Whole Story

Oroville Mercury Register, Sept 06, 2007: Hospital avoids Butte court showdown over mental cases. A court showdown was averted once again Wednesday when a Butte County Jail inmate was transferred to a state mental hospital for treatment — some six months after a judge had ordered that action. // For at least the third time, Napa State Hospital had claimed it didn't have enough bed space to treat a Butte County defendant who was found mentally incompetent to stand trial. View Whole Story

The Napa Valley Register, Sept 27, 2007: Wiggins law on treating inmates awaits Arnold. A bill before Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger could lighten the load for Napa County Jail when it comes to dealing with mentally ill inmates — but observers say even the need for a measure to allow jailers to forcibly medicate inmates shows the state mental health system is in crisis. View Whole Story

The Reporter, Sept 30, 2007: Locked in fear: Mom constantly afraid because of her son's mental illnesses. You think he's a simple nuisance; but then, you don't know him at all. I think he's a tragedy waiting to happen, and since I gave him life and raised him, maybe I know better. View Whole Story


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