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Mass. Officials Investigate Inmate Death

Massachusetts officials are investigating the death of an inmate at Bridgewater State Hospital.

The state Department of Correction said Monday that 43-year-old Leo Marino was found unresponsive in his cell at about 7:30 p...

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Man Who Boarded School Bus Faces Mental Health Exam

A judge rules an 18-year-old man must undergo a mental health evaluation after he boarded a Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech bus.

The Bristol County District Attorney's office says Luis Ortiz, who was not a student, boarded the bus unnoticed Wednesday morning, and was arrested when the bus arrived at the school...

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Alexander Mills / Photo from New Bedford Police
Alexander Mills / Photo from New Bedford Police

Murder Suspects Appear In Court

Alexander Mills, the 18 year old male charged with murder in the killing of cab driver and former Veterans Agent Donald DePina, is headed to Bridgewater State Hospital...

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State Studying Changes At Bridgewater State Hospital

(Associated Press) - Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders is pledging to take a fresh look at the way the state treats those with serious mental illnesses and debilitating substance abuse problems who get caught in the criminal justice system...

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Murder Case Continued To November

A murder case against a New Bedford man is moving forward.

Twenty-four year old Ethen Harrison is charged with the killing of his girlfriend's infant daughter in January, 2013...

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Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

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

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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Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

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...

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Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

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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