Report: Patients abused at Psychiatric Institute of Washington

A new report from the District claims some patients at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington are being abused and neglected.

The group Disability Rights DC said many patients at the Tenleytown Institute are traumatized during their stay and in some cases physically injured.



The report also says there is a lack of oversight at the facility, as it’s the second straight year that the group has found such problems at the 130-bed facility.

The institute responded saying, “The facility delivers evidence-based, trauma-informed care that provides meaningful clinical outcomes to patients.”

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

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