taunton state hospital
The Baker administration is pledging to take a fresh look at the way the criminal justice system treats those with serious mental illnesses.
Massachusetts senators voted on Thursday to give a reprieve to a psychiatric hospital that Gov. Deval Patrick had planned to close.
Opponents of plans to close Taunton State Hospital have scheduled a rally at the Statehouse.
Taunton State Hospital is set to close down in May, raising concerns among mental health advocates who claim the state’s system is already strained.