Oregon State Hospital Restricts Admissions, Leaving Some Mentally Ill Inmates Stuck In Jail

For the second time in less than a year, the Oregon State Hospital has fallen out of compliance with a long-standing federal court order that requires it admit inmates from jails within seven days of them being found so mentally ill they can’t aid in their own criminal defense.

The Oregon Health Authority — which is managing the state’s response to the coronavirus and also oversees the hospital — plans to ask a federal judge Thursday to modify an injunction on admissions imposed nearly 20 years ago.

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