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Ejected from Emergency Rooms, Mentally ill And Homeless Often End Up In Jail

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Many Portland-area mentally ill people who are homeless, addicted to drugs or have other problems end up being inappropriately jailed because Portland-area hospitals don’t want them on their property, and police don’t know what to do with them except put them in jail for trespassing, an investiga

Progress report: State Penitentiary falls short of goal to improve the health & well-being of inmates with serious mental illness

Oregon’s most seriously mentally ill prisoners continue to endure solitary confinement

Portland, Oregon—Today, Oregon’s leading statewide disability rights organization announced that the Department of Corrections has failed to significantly improve conditions for inmates with serious mental illness held in the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP).

Advocates Push for Better Protection of Children with Disabilities

The Lund Report
Abuse prevention programs, and oversight regarding the use of restraints might mitigate disproportionate rates of abuse, they say

April 12, 2013 – Just under 12,000 reports of child abuse or neglect were substantiated by the state of Oregon in 2011, with 80 percent of those incidents involving a family member, according to the 2011 Child Welfare Data Book released by the state's Department of Human Services.

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