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Budget notes: Disability Law Center questions veto

THE DISABILITY LAW CENTER on Friday released its latest report criticizing the state’s management of Bridgewater State Hospital, a day after Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed money for the center to continue its work. The organization is designated by federal law as the state’s protection and advocacy agency, an independent watchdog with legal authority to monitor […]

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Pervasive mold plagues state hospital for mentally ill detainees 

PERVASIVE MOLD AND the potential for exposure to asbestos are endangering the health of individuals confined at Bridgewater State Hospital, according to a new report, leading to renewed calls to close the institution.  The Disability Law Center, an independent organization with legal authority to monitor the hospital, wrote that every report it has issued since […]