Disability Rights Washington — or one of its programs — is either mentioned in, or helped provide background information to, the following news coverage items.

April 21, 2018
Lawsuit: Inmates with Mental Illness At Walla Walla Locked In Cells 16 Hours a Day

March 7, 2018
Washington State House Democrats: Rep. Pettigrew bill creates an ombuds for the Department of Corrections
International Examiner: Survivorship & Disability: Organizing for Liberation Together

February 19, 2018
The Olympian: With $50M in fines piled up over help for mentally ill, the state is seeking a settlement
The News Tribune: With $50M in fines piled up over help for mentally ill, the state is seeking a settlement

February 9, 2018
SLOG: Protesters in Olympia Blame Police for Woman’s Death; Police Blame Paramedics

January 18, 2018
The Seattle Times: ‘It’s just a matter of time before someone else dies’: Report details trouble at Washington institution for disabled people

January 10, 2018
NPR’s All Things Considered: ‘She Can’t Tell Us What’s Wrong’

October 26, 2017
The News Tribune: Contempt order and more fines for agency slow to provide mental-health evaluations

October 25, 2017
The Seattle Times: Judge hold Washington state mental-health agency in contempt, orders fines

October 25, 2017
The Spokesman-Review: Judge holds Washington state mental health agency in contempt, orders fines

July 26, 2017
Public News Service: ADA Anniversary: Law “Desegregated” U.S. for People with Disabilities

July 17, 2017
The Seattle Times: Settlement: Seattle to build thousands of sidewalk curb ramps over next 18 years

February 17, 2017
The Spokesman-Review: Federal judge scolds state for treatment of mentally ill

February 2017
Washington Criminal Defense Magazine: Patients Not Prisoners

December 30, 2016
DN Op-Ed: Friday Free Form – State Fines Growing

December 22, 2016
The Lewiston Tribune: State accrues $7.5M in contempt fines

December 16, 2016
Seattle PI: State pays thousands in fines as jailed patients wait in limbo

December 14, 2016
Seattle PI: No place to be sick: When jail cell becomes a death chamber

December 12, 2016
Crosscut: State resorts to housing mentally ill in solitary

December 11, 2016
The Columbian: Inmate suicides challenge jails

November 20, 2016
Yakima Herald: Report says Yakima County jail inmates with disabilities not being treated fairly

August 31, 2016
King 5: South King County Jail Reduces Use of Solitary Confinement

August 12, 2016
Seattle Weekly: Report on Jail Inmates’ Limiting Voting Access May Spur Change in King County

August 10, 2016
The News Tribune: Editorial: Bring ballots behind bars in Pierce County

August 10, 2016
Moscow Pullman Daily News Opinion: Jails should confine people, not their right to vote

August 6, 2016
The Seattle Times: Washington must help more developmentally disabled live independently, lawsuit says

August 5, 2016
KOMO News: Report: Wash. state jails fail to provide voting access

August 3, 2016
Seattle PI: Fit to leave, dozens stay housed at Washington homes for disabled

August 2, 2016
King 5: Disabilities Group Sues Over Institutions

April 26, 2016
The Seattle Times: Head of state’s commitment center for sexual predators resigns

February 9, 2016
The Spokesman-Review: Judge gives Washington mental hospitals more time to fix programs

February 9, 2016
KOMO News: Federal Judge gives state time to help inmates with mental illness

December 9, 2015
Oregon Public Broadcasting: Washington State’s Special Commitment Center Faces New Challenge

November 5, 2015

KUOW: Mentally disabled predators languish at Washington’s Island Lock-up for Sex Offenders

November 3, 2015
New Mobility: Seattle Sued Over Broken, Missing Curb Cuts

October 31, 2015
The Seattle Times: State’s center for sex predators told to reform or be sued

October 9, 2015
Seattlish: Disability Rights Washington is Suing the City (and They Have a Really Great Hashtag)

October 8, 2015
Q13 FOX: Federal suit claims Seattle puts those with disabilities at risk with ‘crappy curbs’

October 8, 2015
KOMO News: Federal lawsuit claims Seattle sidewalks, streets are inadequate

October 8, 2015
KUOW: Disability Advocates File Suit Against Seattle Over Crummy Curbs

April 19, 2015
Wall Street Journal: Mental Health treatment for defendants dogged by delays

April 18, 2015
The Spokesman-Review: State seeks clarity on ruling about holding

March 17, 2015
The Seattle Times Editorial: DSHS should be mitigating, not litigating, mental health problems

March 16, 2015
NPR: Mentally ill languish in Washington jails; Federal trial set to begin

February 11, 2015

The Seattle Times: Lawmakers Consider Ways to Improve Mental-Health Services

May 7, 2014
The Inlander: Patients at Eastern and Western State Hospitals File Civil Rights Lawsuit