Posts Tagged ‘St. Elizabeths’

District Line Daily: Will DHS Make It to St. E’s?

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The planned construction of a massive Homeland Security headquarters at the old St. Elizabeths' campus, which was [...]

District Line Daily: Libertarians Make It Big

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Washington: What a Crafty Bastards it was! If you came out, thank you, and I [...]

‘He Then Squeezed His Arms To Force The Blood Out’

Reading University Legal Services' latest report on conditions at St. Elizabeths, one story popped out as particularly horrifying. It's worth repeating here. The story involves a man the lawyers refer to as Mr. Jones (his name has not been made public due to confidentiality requirements).
Mr. Jones had been hospitalized multiple times over the years after [...]

St. Elizabeths: New Building, Same Old Abuses

Today, University Legal Services, a non-profit legal service agency federally mandated to provide advocacy and oversight for D.C. residents with disabilities, published its third report on conditions at St. Elizabeths Hospital. While the lawyers praised the opening of the new hospital, it still found that individuals' care hadn't improved: "the same issues that have been [...]

Banita Jacks Deemed Fit To Stand Trial

If at first you don't succeed, try, try try and try again. Today in D.C. Superior Court, Banita Jacks was deemed mentally fit to stand trial. D.C. Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Weisberg had previously ordered Jacks to be mentally evaluated three times. In each of those three times, Jacks refused to cooperate. This past [...]

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