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Federal Lawsuit Alleges Harrowing Conditions and Abuse in New Jersey Psychiatric Hospitals

The advocacy group Disability Rights New Jersey filed a lawsuit against state officials on Tuesday, alleging harrowing conditions and systematic violations of patient rights in four state-run psychiatric hospitals.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleges that the “reality on the ground” at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and Ann Klein Forensic Center is “more akin to psychiatric incarceration” than to a setting where patients can get proper care.

“Individuals have been sexually, physically, and emotionally assaulted, sometimes resulting in permanent injuries or death,” Disability Rights New Jersey said in a statement released along with the suit.

Read the source article at NorthJersey.com

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