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Calif. Hospital Struggles To Control Patient-On-Patient Violence
National Public Radio

Part one of this series explored how the violence at Napa State Psychiatric Hospital affects staff at the facility. In part two, NPR reports on patients who are victims of assault by other patients. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

California’s Napa State Psychiatric Hospital had more than 1,800 assaults last year. Five years ago this week, a psychiatric technician was murdered by a patient. We heard yesterday how the violence affects staff. Today, what happens when patients are the target of violent assaults from other patients? Scott Shafer of member station KQED reports.