- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - More than half of the patients committed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo during the past 10 years or so after being found not guilty by reason of insanity are still there.

Hospital officials say 135 patients were sent to the hospital between July 2004 and June 2014 after they were charged with a range of crimes but found to be insane.

Officials say 78 are still being treated as inpatients.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (https://tinyurl.com/pco7rf8) patients are not listed by crime. Hospital officials say they cannot discuss treatment of patients because of privacy issues.

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Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, https://www.chieftain.com


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