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Acushnet Middle School Gunman Set Free

The man found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of an Acushnet middle school nurse was released from custody this past April.

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3 Ex-guards Indicted In Inmate Death At Bridgewater State Hospital

A grand jury has indicted three former prison guards on involuntary manslaughter and civil rights charges in connection with the 2009 death of a 23-year-old mentally ill inmate at Bridgewater State Hospital.

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Credit: Bourne Police
Credit: Bourne Police

Coast Guardsman Charged In Shooting To Remain In Hospital

A 31-year-old Coast Guardsman charged with killing one person and injuring two others on Cape Cod has been sent by a judge to a state psychiatric hospital for another six months.

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Settlement Reached On Treatment Of Patients At Bridgewater State

A judge has given initial approval to the settlement of a class action lawsuit intended to improve the treatment of patients with mental illness at Bridgewater State Hospital.

The Boston Globe reports Tuesday that the settlement includes a reduction in the use of physical restraints and solitary confinement

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Massachusetts Psychiatric Prison Under Scrutiny

A nonprofit watchdog group has launched an investigation into the treatment of inmates at Bridgewater State Hospital psychiatric prison.

The state Department of Correction confirmed Wednesday that lawyers from the Disability Law Center arrived at the medium-security prison Tuesday to meet with administrators, gather records, and meet with patients

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Cem Ozdel / Getty Images
Cem Ozdel / Getty Images

Hoax Suspect To Undergo Mental Evaluation

The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder.

Joie Edson tells The Associated Press her son Kevin ``Kayvon'' Edson has bipolar disorder

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