Report urges Portland hospitals not to criminalize homelessness and mental illness

//Report urges Portland hospitals not to criminalize homelessness and mental illness

Report urges Portland hospitals not to criminalize homelessness and mental illness

Portland hospitals are using trespassing laws to have "unwanted" people removed by law enforcement, according to a new report from Disability Rights Oregon. DRO analyzed Portland Police Bureau data on trespass arrests from the summer of 2017 through the summer of 2018 for six Portland hospitals: Oregon Health & Science University, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Providence Portland Medical Center and Adventist Medical Center. When…

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By | 2019-06-19T21:56:21+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Healthcare|

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