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Men residing at the infamous institution speak out regarding retaliation, abuse and neglect. Why is the patient population of Coalinga State Hospital being treated so horrifically? Could it be that there is no "watchdog" overseeing the institution, as there is for prisons and other patients--those who are deemed mentally ill? Why isn't there a specific policy spelled out for the "SVP" population, as there is for people in prison (Title 15)? Why does it seem that the few "bad apples," whether staff or officers, are not fired--but in many cases, promoted? Why does a facility like this one have an astronomical budget (spending over $3 billion in California taxpayer dollars since the infamous institution opened its doors), yet very little media/public information released? Is it possible--do CSH employees really not have to pass the same psychiatric exam that CDCR employees do?
CSH News explores these important issues and more...
NOTE: This episode was rescheduled from last Thursday.
Hear from witnesses to the seclusion and restraint of a Coalinga State Hospital patient, Riccardo King, who was forcibly medicated and tied down to a bed for a few weeks. The man was unable to understand commands, yet was being verbally and physically abused. Another sad story of abuse/neglect at CSH is presented.
Then, hear from a man who successfully exited CSH in 2012, when his "SVP" case was dropped in Los Angeles County court. Clem reports in and discusses his life now, in Texas.
Trick or Treat, this weeks General Hospital were filled w/ Tricks & Treats. Come on in & lets talk about all of the tricks & all of the treats this week in Port Charles! Just whatever you do, do NOT say Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice or Faison may appear at your door & make YOU pass out like he did to Lesley Webber this week!
Tune in for more on Coalinga State Hospital's most newsworthy information.
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Join me, Shady Sykes, as we recap the week in General Hospital. Join us as we talk about Robin's return to Port Charles, Patrick & Sabrina's engagement. Robert & Anna working together yet again. As well as the reveal to many that Derek Wells is Julian Jerome
Join Mr. Brett A. Scudder for this special focus on the healthcare crisis of St. John's Hospital and the reality of the impacts on the community. There are many rumors of what's happening with the hospital and how the union plays into it and so we are going to bring you the facts, realities and the impacts thus far. There are critical and needed services that have been outsourced, are no longer available and will more be outsourced from the hospital soon which doesn’t make it a full services healthcare system capable of handling the critical needs of a unique community as The Rockaways if these critical pieces are missing.When Peninsula Hospital was closed we were told that St. John’s would be increasing their capacity to take on the load but that’s not what has happened nor is happening, and now it’s obvious that there are very serious issues at St. John’s that needs to be addressed and the community must be apprised of them as we are affected by the loses.Cutting these services and programs are a death sentence to the people of the community who are still facing existing and impending health complications from hurricane Sandy’s impacts and aftermath.Mr. Scudder’s guests from the 1199 Union will be Ms. Eunice Forde, Administrative Organizer of Health Systems and Mr. Brian Joseph, Vice President of Health Systems.Listen the dialog via phone or online via the show page. Please share the info so more people can learn of and about what’s happening.Thank you and God bless,~SISFI~
Join us as CSH News moves to Thursday...
On this episode, we'll discuss how family emergencies impact men residing at Coalinga State Hospital. Are they able to get 'Emergency Leave' to visit a parent, sibling, child or spouse who's near death? Can they make arrangements when their loved ones die? Hear about the unjust ways that patients are further abused when faced with a family crisis.
Even men in prison can apply for/be granted leave under these circumstances... why aren't there any provisions for people who are under a civil commitment, which is supposed to be a less restrictive environment? Why do these men have such a difficult time even getting information back/forth during an emergency?
Join CSH News Executive Producer/Host Callie Grace and our guests as we discuss this emotionally-charged issue.
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This vitally important show is a continuation of last night's SPECIAL REPORT on the life & untimely death of Coalinga State Hospital (CSH) resident Isidro "Cedro" Zavala Torres--simply Cedro Zavala to fellow CSH residents.
According to witnesses, Cedro Zavala--who was a wheelchair-dependant Mentally Disordered Offender--was violently attacked by approximately 10 CSH Staff/Department of Police Services (DPS) Officers on June 24. The incident began when Zavala refused to go to a medical appointment. Then, after he was forcibly removed him from his wheelchair & thrown to the ground, an aggressive officer allegedly stood on Zavala's neck w/ his heavy steel-toed boot.
Witnesses theorize Zavala's larynx was crushed by this blow. As he gasped for air, officers launched him back into his chair, threw a towel over his face & rushed him away. Isidro Zavala Torres, 30, died a short time later.
Sadly, this is one very serious incident in a long history of violence/intimidation against patients. CSH News has heard too many horror stories--the nightmare must end. No more statements from CSH Director Audry King saying this/that is a "serious issue," then doing nothing about it. CSH must pay for their crimes against the elderly & infirmed. It's time California's "Money Pit" stopped wasting billions in taxpayer money locking up men who've finished their prison terms. It's time everyone involved stood before CA taxpayers--and a jury of their peers--to be held accountable for what they've done.
Listeners, tune in as we discuss horrifying patient abuse/elder abuse that's been swept under the rug - until now..
Tune in for important information and breaking news from within the walls of California's first and only hospital for what the state refers to as "forensically committed" individuals: Coalinga State Hospital. That's right, these men have already completed their full prison sentences, yet they aren't being allowed to reintegrate into society. Learn more about the fraud, waste and abuse that is CSH.
On this episode, we'll hear from foriegn nationals who've been detained in the U.S. instead of being sent home. Why are we paying for "treatment" of undocumented men who desperately want to return to their home countries? Why spend $240,000 on average per year for their stay at CSH? We'll also hear an update from the "Justice For All" Conference to Reform Sex Offender Laws, which was held August 29-September 1, 2013 in Los Angeles. Encouraging news and information from the people fighting for the civil rights of the involuntarily committed... See www.rsolconference.org, www.rsol.org and the California RSOL www.californiarsol.org.
NOTE: DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES (thanks BlogTalkRadio), THIS EPISODE IS BEING EDITED AND WILL BE REPOSTED LATER THIS WEEK. YOU MAY WANT TO RETURN FOR A BETTER COPY--SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
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