Woman Uses Rope Ladder To Escape Pine Mental Health FacilityA helpful accomplice and a bit of athleticism helped a woman escape from the South Florida State Hospital in Pembroke Pines.
Settlement Could Offer More Options For People With Mental IllnessFlorida's Department of Children and Families settled a lawsuit between Disability Rights Florida, in part by providing more options for people with mental illness like having them live in communities as opposed to state hospitals.
Exclusive: Video Shows Mentally Ill Man Closed In Room; Nurse Charged CBS4 News has obtained surveillance video from inside the South Florida State Hospital in Pembroke Pines that police say shows a mentally ill patient being left in a closed room for more than 40-minutes while a nurse, who was supposed to be providing him one-on-one care, sat outside the door and listened to him bang on the door to be let out.
CBS4 Exclusive: Nurse Accused Of Neglect A mental health technician is facing elderly neglect charges after Pembroke Pines Police say she disobeyed a supervisor's order and closed a mentally ill man in a room by himself and refused to help him when he tried to get out.
Pembroke Pines Hospital Deaths Trigger InvestigationSouth Florida State Hospital is under investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families after three patients died last summer.