1978 Dec. 18
New York (N.Y.) - Concerning investigations into private and religiously-affiliated child-care agencies in New York City. Audits found that many of these agencies pocketed money that was meant to go towards care of children in their institutions or foster homes.
Komisar, Lucy, 1942-
New York (N.Y.) - Investigates the Odyssey House, a drug-treatment program, founded by Dr. Judianne Densen-Gerber. The article details the history of Odyssey House and Dr. Densen-Gerber's way of running it; statements from former staff members claim that the program was focused on Dr. Densen-Gerber's needs than those of the addicts she was meant to be serve.
1981 Jan. 4
New York (N.Y.) - Gary describes his role as ombudsman, which means that he protects the rights of patients in Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and acts as mediator in cases where treatment grievances arise on individual and staff levels. He talks briefly about his own history as psychiatric inmate after shooting his parents, explains how psychiatrists warned that he was still dangerous, but that since then Gary and his pa... more
1979 Aug. 27
New York (N.Y.) - On a specific case of institutional abuse concerning seven incarcerated women submitted to inhumane conditions, forced drugging and other forms of psychiatric control. Describing S.T.E.A.D.Y. (Steps Toward Eventual Acceptance of a Disciplined You), a behavior modification program used by the Matteawan state mental hospital. Examining the national significance of the case.
1979 Dec. 31
New York (N.Y.) - On the trial and appeal of bookseller Frank Giese who was convicted of conspiracy in the bombing of recruiting stations in Portland, Oregon with the only evidence against him being fingerprints on a single book. A sentence characterizing a witness as dishonest and untrustworthy due to his criminal record and history of mental illness is underlined, presumably by Judi Chamberlin.
1979 Sept. 3
New York (N.Y.) - On the story of Henry Tucker; a penitentiary inmate in Virginia who, after being diagnosed schizophrenic, was subjected to forced drugging which resulted in paralysis. After Tucker's situation was brought to the attention of the press by a medical worker, the American Civil Liberties Union took on his case and won on the grounds of negligence, medical malpractice and violation of civil rights.
1979 Aug. 20
New York (N.Y.) - On a specific case of institutional abuse concerning seven incarcerated women submitted to inhumane conditions, forced drugging and other forms of psychiatric control. Describing an ACLU lawsuit against the state for the commitment of prisoners to a mental hospital without even the pretense of a judicial hearing.