PSC 153 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Nicorette, Zipper, Fourth Amendment To The United States Constitution
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Guest Lecture from DA - The People of the State of California vs. Jess Massey
○ responsibility/ accountability/ fault
○ Best practices
○ How do we treat “sick” people?
○ How do we treat “bad” people?
○ What is a symptom of illness? What is a willful act?
● Review of case
○ Facts about the crimes
○ Facts about dfendant: Jess Willard Massey
○ Was he competent to stand trial?
○ Was he guilty?
○ Was he sane at the time of his crimes?
○ Built in 1875
○ 1 of 5 in the state
○ Served as traditional psychiatric hospital until it took court referrals in 1990s
○ Split roughly into 2 parts
■ Treatment area
■ Secured Housing Unit (SHU)
● Since the mid- 1990s, more that 80% of Napa’s patients have been referred here by the
criminal justice system. Some of them committed horrific crimes but were found not
guilty by reason of insanity, OR found incomopetent to stand trial. Instead of being set
free or sent to prison, they were ordered to a psychiatric hospital
● NSH Statistics
■ Conservatorship - need someone else to sign documents
● Ex: the conservator will sign document for conservatee
■ 50% of patients are there because they were 1026ed (meaning htey wre
found guilty of crime, but pleaded insanity)
● About the victim
○ Donna Gross
■ Early 50s
■ “Psych Tech”
■ Mother of 4 children