State Hospital News

  • February 6, 2015
    Napa State patient charged with assault, battery against peace officer. View Article

  • October 20, 2014
    OUTSIDE: GAY IN UTAH Hollywood Producer Teams With Celebrated Author On Controversial Documentary About Gay Marriage and Gay Rights
    View Article

  • October 18, 2014
    Apartment complex pays $30,000 to settle discrimination complaint
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  • October 17, 2014
    Book Discussion on Behind the Gates of Gomorrah
    View Video

    Stephen Seager, a psychiatrist who spent a year working at the Napa State Hospital for the criminally insane, talked about his book, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally Insane, in which he shares his experiences working with criminals who are judged not guilty by reason of insanity, including mass murderers, sexual predators, and school shooters. He spoke at Copperfield’s Books in Napa, California.

  • October 15, 2014
    Psychiatrist to discuss book about Napa State Hospital violence
    View Article

  • August 29, 2014
    California mentally ill inmates get special units
    KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

  • August 4, 2014
    Northern California rapper E-40 has become the surprise toast of the wine world
    Sacramento Bee and Tribune
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  • July 21, 2014
    Ex-patient denied parole for 1985 Napa State murder
    Read Napa Valley Register Article

  • July 7, 2014
    Locals work to bring mental health chapter to Napa
    Read Napa Valley Register Article

  • June 10, 2014
    Napa State employees rally for safety
    Read Napa Valley Register Article
    X Clients Rally for Clients and California Tax Paying Dollars at Napa State Hospital.
    View referenced You Tube Video

  • June 2, 2014
    Deaths underscore record of poor medical care at the Sutter County jail
    Read The Sacramento Bee Article

  • May 14, 2014
    Fighting mental illness stigma: More work needs to be done
    Read Napa Valley Register Article

  • March 13, 2014
    Psychologist Whistleblower Awarded $1 Million
    Fired after testifying about state hospital's competency restoration program.
    Read Psychology Today article

  • March 10, 2014
    Napa State whistleblower wins $1 million verdict
    Melody Samuelson, a clinical psychologist at Napa State Hospital, recently won a $1 million verdict in her whistleblower suit against the state Department of State Hospitals.
    Read Napa Valley Register Article

  • February 9, 2014
    North Coast projects in line for money in Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget
    The plan specifically mentions improvements to the state hospital in Napa.
    Read Press Democrat Article

  • October 10, 2013
    Napa State Hospital reports reduced violence
    There were 82 violent incidents by patients on staff between October 2012 and September 2013, Matteucci said — or 49 fewer than during the same time period three years earlier. Patient-on-patient violence is also down, she reported.
    Read Napa Valley Register Article

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