A 31-year-old woman who stabbed, assaulted and threatened staff at the Taunton State Hospital on numerous occasions during the last two years, was sentenced to serve two to four years in state prison last week.
The second phase of the Women's Recovery from Addictions Program (WRAP) was officially unveiled by Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and other local and state officials Thursday at Taunton State Hospital.
(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 Democratic-controlled Legislature that will give women access to addiction treatment services at Shatt
(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...
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 issues...