There’s new attention to problems diagnosing inmates at Rikers with mental illness. But what about people on the autism spectrum, with a low IQ or dealing with a learning disability?
A follow-up to our December article about forced-medication practices at Bellevue finds that two entities are now taking a closer look.
Records indicate that Bellevue hospital has administered sedatives to psychiatric patients who refused to submit to blood work, a practice that experts say might run afoul of state law.
The city’s homeless services system does little to track complaints by shelter residents about abuse and mistreatment at the hands of security guards.