Hospital Fined For Abuse Of Mentally Ill Patients

ST. PETER, Minn. (WCCO) — A Minnesota hospital has been fined and placed on conditional status after accusations of workers abusing two mentally ill patients.

The complaint centers around Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, which houses the state’s most dangerous mentally ill patients who have been committed by the court.

In one case, a patient was forced to sleep on a concrete slab for 25 nights.

The latest findings and violations were released on Thursday. According to the Star Tribune, the employees accused in the abuse are still working at the hospital.

The state handed down the highest fine it could — $2,200 — and the hospital’s license was placed on conditional status for two years.

  • Ace

    What has happened to the United States of America treating the most vulnerable like this? No excuses are valid.

    • mutt

      your an idiot

  • Kevin

    Someone needs to go to jail! A $2000 fine is insane! Heads should roll! This makes me sick.

  • Angels of Secrets

    This is just horrible! What an outrage. My heart cries out for those patients who were so badly mistreated.

  • Wake up people!

    You people are a bunch of morons! Do you have any idea whatsoever why these people are where they are??!! And you’re saying “awwww, poor people…”??!!!! Jesus, I cannot believe the stupidity that flows throughout this news web site…

    • Jason

      They are there because they are mentally ill, not normal, they have mental disorders. Now if you would care to go around running your mouth about people at least have the stones to say it to someones face instead of hiding behind your keyboard.

      • rottdogge

        Would you feel sorry for Charles Manson? Jeffrey Dahmer? What Wake Up is trying to tell you, is that people who would gladly carve up your loved ones if given the chance shouldn’t exactly evoke sympathy. You obviously aren’t able to draw the line between a doddering, smiling Uncle Frank and the criminally insane. I’m not saying that there is any excuse for maltreatment, but just bear in mind these aren’t people whose worst offense is to start a food fight in the cafeteria.

  • rottdogge

    “Forced to sleep on a concrete slab for 25 nights” There is a very good chance that this person deserves an awful lot worse than that, sick or not. A conscienceless mind that can’t conceive anything but evil certainly would not even understand your sympathy.

  • Richard Cheese

    In short these people are the worst of the worst, criminally insane, sex offenders, &
    all the monsters your parents told you didn’t exist. They do exist, & St. Peter is where they live. I agree with “rottdogge” there is no excuse for abuse however we don’t really know why this person was made to sleep on a concrete slab for 25 nights. Maybe he was doing the unmentionable to his state issued mattress? The fact is some of these people would be given the death sentence in other countries so let’s try to have a open mind about the charges leveled here. Did I fail to mention that some of these people are smarter than Hannibal Lecter.

  • Murph

    So you say things are getting a little crazy at St.Peter? That’s funny everything is just fine everywhere else! Politicians are still pigs,fat white guys complain about fat butts on women,and their own triple chins jiggle as they complain!! So the world turns. Tune in soon to hear the latest on the quest to give the rest of your remaining money to the super rich. Life is never fair and promises are rarely kept.So expect no mercy because none is on the way.Dissolve Congress!

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