Cover photo for report. Image of a jail cell and report title above it.From Hospitals to Handcuffs: Criminalizing Patients in Crisis


September 2020

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In addition to DRW’s investigation into criminalization of patients in crisis in Seattle described in From Hospital to Handcuffs, DRW also looked into similar incidents in Spokane.  The result of the Spokane investigation is an addendum report that should be read together with From Hospital to Handcuffs.  DRW found many of the same concerns around ineffective arrest and prosecution of patients in crisis in Spokane as it did in Seattle, but Spokane also presented its own specific issues and resulting recommendations.