News Headlines Article

More sunshine needed for state hospitals
Sacramento Bee

Jerry Brown’s administration is to be commended for trying to turn around California’s long-troubled state hospital system. But improving state hospitals should not entail limiting the amount of legitimate information provided to the public.

More than 90 percent of the 6,000-plus patients in California’s five state hospitals have committed a criminal act, many of them violent. As the Legislative Analyst’s Office noted last month, violence directed toward patients and workers has been on the rise, averaging 23 incidents each day.

Commands