Disability Law Center Investigation Finds Bridgewater State Hospital At Fault For Death Of Patient

BOSTON, June 27, 2016 – The Disability Law Center (DLC) today recommended Bridgewater State Hospital be placed into receivership until a long-range plan can be devised to transfer control of the facility from the state Department of Corrections (DOC) to the state Department of Mental Health (DMH).


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Read DLC Report: "Another Senseless Death at Bridgewater"



Disability Law Center obtains agreement with state to address problems found during its investigation into Bridgewater State Hospital (BSH)


BOSTON, July 11, 2014 – Under the Agreement announced today, the Commonwealth will continue to significantly reduce the amount of restraint and seclusion at BSH, through a variety of efforts, including: increased staffing, expanded training of staff and improvement of the physical environment. In addition, under the Agreement, DLC will actively serve as the “Monitor” of BSH for two years to support and ensure ongoing compliance with the terms of the Agreement.


Read DLC’s Agreement with the State

Read DLC’s Report on Bridgewater State Hospital - July 2014