Posts Tagged ‘Atascadero State Hospital’


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Family sues ASH after patient strangled to death

The mother and sister of a deceased Atascadero State Hospital patient who was allegedly strangled to death by his roommate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ASH. [Tribune] Kevin Turner, 53, died on May 28, 2014. An ASH psychiatrist... (Continue reading)

Man who socked SLO clerk heading to ASH

An Arizona man who punched a female clerk in the face at a Downtown San Luis Obispo store in November will spend at least the next three months in Atascadero State Hospital. On Nov. 13, San Luis Obispo police arrested... (Continue reading)

ASH patient arrested for attacks on inmate, officer

Authorities arrested an Atascadero State Hospital patient Tuesday for assaulting both another patient and a hospital police officer. [Tribune] Montoya Nichols, 23, is accused of attacking another patient in an ASH dorm room just after 10 p.m. Monday. The victim... (Continue reading)

ASH patient arrested for murder

Atascadero State Hospital officials arrested a 34-year-old patient for murder Wednesday following the death of another inmate. [LA Times] On Wednesday, a patient-on-patient attack occurred in a dorm room around 2:15 p.m. Responders rushed the victim to the hospital’s urgent... (Continue reading)

Patient killed at Atascadero State Hospital

An Atascadero State Hospital patient died Wednesday after another patient allegedly attacked the victim. [KSBY] California Department of State Hospital officials are investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday afternoon at ASH. The attack allegedly took place around 2:15 p.m. inside... (Continue reading)

Seven injured in skirmish at Atascadero State Hospital

Four employees and three patients of Atascadero State Hospital were injured in an altercation Tuesday. Officers arrested the three patients and transported them to the San Luis Obispo County Jail. At about 8:30 p.m., two patients tried to provoke other... (Continue reading)

Psychiatrists fleeing Atascadero State Hospital

Atascadero State Hospital is admitting fewer patients due to a shortage of psychiatrists. [Tribune] A total of 22.5 psychiatrists are currently on staff, marking a 33.7 percent reduction since September 2012. Last month, ASH reduced the number of patients it... (Continue reading)

Smoker shows gun in ASH parking lot

A man showed a gun in the parking lot of Atascadero State Hospital Wednesday after an ASH employee asked him to stop smoking. [KSBY] ASH police officers arrested Fredrick Hamilton, 36, for exhibiting a firearm, bringing a weapon onto prison... (Continue reading)

ASH drops deranged man in Paso Robles

A parolee deemed too dangerous for release because of mental illness was dropped at a bus stop in Paso Robles, the result of a clerical error that led to the death of a Santa Cruz woman. [LATimes] In May 2012,... (Continue reading)

ASH employees to get personal safety alarms

A California Assembly budget subcommittee unanimously approved funding Wednesday for safety alarms that Atascadero State Hospital employees will wear around their necks and use when attacked by patients. [Tribune] The safety alarms are small Wi-Fi devices that notify police and... (Continue reading)



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