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The Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Ore., is pictured on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Judge increases fines, pressure on Oregon State Hospital as it fails to admit defendants

In an unusual move, the Multnomah County Circuit Court judge found the Oregon State Hospital in contempt of a previous contempt order for failing to transport two defendants from the Multnomah County Jail who were found guilty except for insanity. The two men have been waiting for admission for months and now fines have increased to $2,500 per day, per defendant as long as they wait in jail.


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