"Deaths at the State Hospital"

Number 24852
Subject Mental Health
Source KMGH-TV (Denver)
State CO
Year 2010
Publication Date 6/26/2010; 6/28/2010; 6/29/2010; 12/17/2010
Summary This ongoing investigation reveals major misconduct by the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, the largest public psychiatric hospital in the state. The investigative team exposed and detailed the deaths of four patients that resulted from the "mistakes, lack of training, incompetence and possible criminal neglect" carried out by hospital employees. The series also reveals the attempt of state human services officials to cover up the mistakes.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 51
Keywords mental health; patients; grand jury; DA; Pueblo; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; database; Pueblo State Hospital; Nexis-Lexis; 441.com; CoCourts.com; Colorado Bureau of Investigation
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