Taunton State Hospital

New Law Ends Civil Commitments To State Prison For Women
(Associated Press) - Massachusetts is officially ending its longstanding practice of sending women with alcohol or substance abuse problems but who have committed no crimes to the state prison for women in Framingham.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed a bill approved last week by the Dem…
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...
Lawmaker Wants To Expand Services At Taunton State
State Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth wants the state to expand services at Taunton State Hospital.  Right now,  there are a small number of beds there to serve the mentally ill. 
Rep. Markey thinks Taunton State would also be a great place to offer serves for women with addiction issue…