Three more staffers at the state’s maximum security mental hospital have been terminated following an ongoing patient abuse investigation.
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) said three mental health workers with the job title “forensic treatment specialist” were let go Monday.
Of the 37 staffers at the Whiting Forensic Division put on leave during the investigation, 13 have either been terminated, resigned or retired.
The alleged abuse involves a 59-year-old patient that investigators said was kicked, spit upon and even had a dirty diaper placed on his head.
All of it was caught on surveillance tape over a one month period last winter.