Re: “‘Son of Satan’ recaptured” (TNT, 3-6).
As a former Western State Hospital employee who worked at that institution for more than 16 years, I would like to say that the recent event is really not that unusual.
WSH patients “escape” quite frequently. They are called ULs, or unauthorized leaves. It would not be unusual for there to be several ULs a week and quite a few every month. Any UL is a person who is on leave but should not be due to some aspect of their mental state.
Olympia has cracked down on WSH and Eastern State Hospital …