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Jury Convicts Ohio Couple Of Endangering And Abusing Children In "Caged Beds" Case
Doctor Admits Illegally Assisting In Man's Suicide
Siblings Defend Mom Charged With Starving Daughter
State Closes Facilities In Wake Of Fire Deaths
Kevorkian To Be Released Early; Disability Advocates Predict 'Miraculous' Recovery
Parents Want More Limits On School Restraints And Seclusion
State Auditor: Investigators Acted Too Slowly On Abuse Claims
Michigan Education Board Rolls Out Restraint Regs
Feds Finally Issue New Institution Restraint And Seclusion Rules
54 Russians Die In Weekend Institution Blazes
Advocates To Bring Criminal Charges Under New Disability Law
Court Hears Accounts Of Abuse From Gravelle Children, Neighbors
Ten More People With Mental Illness Join List Of Improper Immigration Detentions
Clinic, Staff Convicted Of Abuse In Angellika Arndt's Restraint Death
Report Notes Two Decades Of Problems At Juvenile Detention Facility
Foster Kids Testify In First Week Of 'Cage Beds' Trial

Investigation Continues Into Teen's Death Following 'Prone' Restraint
Investigators Rule Out Arson In Facility Fire, As Attention Turns Toward Owner's Past
Report Faults Foster Care Agency In Marcus Fiesel's Death
MSP: Since Trust Hasn't Worked, It's Time To Try Parking Fines
Police Say Father Confessed To Son's Brutal Murder
Former Student Says Teacher Teased Her Because Of Her Disability
Report Shows Hospital Staff Wrote Off Patients With Disabilities Before Deaths
Site Of Girl's Fatal Restraint To Remain Closed
Brits Launch Anti-Bullying Campaign
Jury Orders Higashi School To Pay $2 Million For Teen's Abuse
UK Ethics Panel Recommends Withholding Treatment For Littlest Preemies
McCarron 'Fit' To Stand Trial For Daughter's Murder
Jury Convicts Waremburg Of Trying To Kill Daughter
Jury Acquits Oakwood Worker Of Abuse Charges; Judge Grants State Reprieve From Closure
Report: Chasse Should Have Been Flagged As Patient Before Fatal Police Confrontation
Attempted Murder Trial Begins For Illinois Mom
Mental Health Groups: Rape Reports By Women In Psych Wards Are Not Taken Seriously
Latest Report Confirms "Systemic" Problems At Illinois Institution
Paralympic Athlete And Coach Kidnapped At Gunpoint
More Than Three Dozen Fined For Violating 'Danielle's Law'
High Court Clears Way For Investigation Into Man's Choking Death
At Parents' Request And Ethics Panel Approval, Doctors Deliberately Stunted Six-Year-Old's Growth

'Assisted Suicide', By Any Other Name . . .
Woodlands School Survivors Asked To Prove Abuse Claims
Investigators Blame Patient's Death On Facedown Restraint
Report On Conditions At Children's Home Reads Like Horror Story
Auditor Faults Lax Laws For Oakwood Contracting Woes
U.N.: North Korea Transfers People With Disabilities To 'Special Camps'
Citing 'Exceptional Circumstances', Judge Lets 'Mercy Killer' Husband Walk Free
Police: Bullies Brutalized Man In Bowling Alley Restroom
Teen: Kids Locked Me Inside Burning Shed
Government To Appeal Court Order On Institution Abuse Payouts
Woman Charged With Trying To Starve Boy To Get Rid Of Him
Community Advocates Call For Closing Troubled Nebraska Institution
Bones In Mass Grave Believed To Belong To Victims Of Nazi Euthanasia Program
Coroner: DNA Evidence Might Be Useless In Fiesel Murder Trial
Canadian Study Finds Women With Disability At Greater Risk Of Domestic Violence
Grand Jury To Decide If Portland Police Will Face Charges Over Man's Fatal Arrest
Son Gained 20 Pounds In First 11 Days Off Mom's Starvation Diet

Jury Convicts Man Of 'Vengeful' Assault
Millions Missing From Promised Abuse Compensation
Oakwood Receives New Abuse Citation, As Officials Tell Feds New Operators Will Protect Residents
Judge Orders McCarron To Undergo Psych Evaluation
Medical Examiner: Plastic Mask Did Not Contribute To Zehm's Death
New York Board Says JRC Cannot Use Aversives On Students, For Now
Latimer Still Says Killing Daughter Was "The Right Thing"
Mother Faces Arson And Murder Charges Over Son's Death
Man Needed Surgery After Scuffle With Oakwood Staff; Court Convicts Former Worker Of Abuse
Caregiver's Defense: She Was 'Just Doing Her Job' When Boy Fell To His Death
Advocate Says Authorities Have Been Slow To Investigate Police Assault Complaint
Jury Convicts T-Ball Coach Of Offering Player $25 To Injure Teammate
Mugger's Attack On Wheelchair Grandma Backfires
Some Not Surprised By Illegal Parking Revelations

Justice Department Gives Oakwood Five More Years To Shape Up
Siblings Give Disturbing Details Of Boy's Punishments And Death
Prosecutors: Couple Hid Toddler's Death While Pleading For His Rescue
Former Inmate Blames Fall On Prison Guard
Police Defend Taser Use On Deaf Man
State Offers Incentives To Group Homes As Oakwood Receives 22nd Citation
Panel Completes Review Of Officers' Actions During Fatal Arrest
Investigation Finds More Wrongful Detentions
Woman Claims Roommate Stole Her Identity
Coroner Changes Institution Resident's Cause Of Death
Son Blames Officials' Negligence And Misconduct For Mother's Post-Katrina Death
Hamley's Shooter Takes Early Retirement From Police Department
Killer Blames Medication For Son's Murder
Coroner: Alison Davies Unlawfully Killed Son While Committing Suicide
Feds Renew Threat To Withhold Oakwood Funds
Pedophile Claims Religion Allows Him To Abuse Boys
Mom Settles With Facility Over Son's Restraint Death
Clinic Forced To Close Following Girl's Restraint Death
"Nice" Murderer Sentenced For Killing Sister

New York Mom Sues JRC Over Son's Skin Shocks
Governor Orders Review Of Kevorkian's Health
State Official Admits Oakwood "Cannot Be Fixed"
Troubled Facility To Be Shuttered
Family Says Deputies Used Excessive Force In Man's Death
Justice Dept Settles Civil Rights Suit Over Psych Hospital Conditions
State Police Find 1,000 Felons In Nursing Homes
Post-Katrina Murder Charges Filed Against New Orleans Hospital Staff
Governor Hints At Oakwood 'Transition' As Facility Receives 20th Abuse Citation
Tapes, Witnesses Contradict Police Accounts Of Zehm's Arrest
State Education Board Reviews New Restraint And Seclusion Limits
Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide Of Former Bush Aide And Son
Report: People With Psychiatric Disabilities Faced Illegal Discrimination After Hurricanes
Kevorkian Says He Wouldn't Choose Assisted Suicide For Himself
Mayoral Candidate And Activist Gunned Down In City Park
Advocate Tells Bioethics Conference Legalized Assisted Suicide Would Threaten Lives
Commissions Launch Huge Nationwide Inquiry Into Abuses
Measure To Ban Electric Shocks At Rotenberg Center Dies In Committee

Homeless Veteran Dies From Burns
Police Accuse Mother Of Trying To Poison Daughter; Media Softens Approach Toward Victims
Governor Signs Adoption Protections Prompted By "Caged" Kids Fiasco
Kevorkian Loses Fourth Early Parole Bid
Oakwood Director Leaves As More Staff Are Arrested On Abuse Charges
Fatal Restraint Was Girl's Ninth Restraint At Clinic
Report: Preemies Considered "Hopeless" Died After Irish Doctors Withheld Treatment
No Clear Answers Yet On Inmate's Death
State Bans Some Aversives, But Won't Pull Funds From JRC
New Child Abuse Allegations Surface 28 Years After Institution's Closure
Suits In Renner-Lewis Restraint Death Come To Quick End
Couple Indicted Over Daughter's Starvation Death
Governor Says "Enough"; Directs State Cops To Investigate Oakwood
Kaufmans Ordered To Pay One-Half Million To Abuse Victims
New York Report Blasts Rotenberg Aversive Programs
Mom, Accused Of Stabbing Daughter, Now 'Fit' For Trial
Medical Examiner: Restraint Killed Girl, 7
McCarron Out On Bail After Pleading Not Guilty In Daughter's Death
Police Charge Teens With Stomping Good Samaritan
State High Court Upholds "Hearsay" Testimony
Husband Is Charged With Murder 38 Years After Wife's Death
Ten Workers Fired For Not Reporting Supervisor's Abuse; Home Fined $10,000
Police Accuse Mom Of Trying To Gas Self And Sons
Seven-Year-Old Dies Following Restraint At Day Program
McCarron Indicted On New Charges In Daughter's Suffocation Death
Families Closer To Getting Answers About Relatives' Institution Deaths
Mother Of Scalded Man Sues Institution Workers And State
Medical Examiner: Zehm's Restraint Death Was A Homicide
Officials: Teachers Failed Girl By Failing To Report Abuse

Report: CMS Broke Own Rules To Let Failing Nursing Homes Coast
Nursing Home Death Sparks Massive, Violent Street Protest
Kevorkian Admits Breaking The Law Might Have Been A Mistake
Grand Jury To Investigate Post-Katrina Police Shooting
Detective Says Doctor Admitted Planning Daughter's Murder
Grandfather Says Girl's Murder Had Nothing To Do With Autism
Teen Struggled To Get Out Of Blazing Apartment, Neighbor Says
New York Panel Considers Limits On JRC "Therapies"
Commissioner Orders Investigation After Oakwood Resident Swallows Gloves
Police Accuse Couple Of Setting Fire To Kill Teenage Son
Trooper Pleads Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Innocent Man
Deaf Child Sex Abuse Victims Get Backing To Sue Education Department
Cop Uses Taser To Stop Garden Hose Snatcher
Kevorkian Attorney Cites Medical Conditions In Plea For Early Release, Again
Woman Wins $1.27 Million From Nursing Home After Loosing Infested Foot
Care Provider Gets 12 Years For Killing Friend
Doctor Says She Killed Daughter To "End Their Pain"
New Law Mandates Criminal Background Checks On Nursing Home Residents
Report: Children Still Housed, Abused In Romanian Institutions
Slaves No More: Women Successfully Push Lawmakers To Pass New Abuse Protections
Body Of Mom Found In River; Advocates Call For Autism Review
Lead Investigator In Hamley Shooting Accused Of Conflict Of Interest
JRC Under Three Investigations; Mom Sues State That Sent Son To Facility
Aunt Charged With Beating Nephew To Death With Belt
Seventeen Groups Push State To Ban Prone Restraints

New Action Expected Against Czech Government Over Caged Beds
Cops Nab City Employees Parking Illegally
Police: Mom And Son Likely Jumped From Bridge
Questions Persist In Spokane Man's Arrest Death
Punishing Kids With Disabilities Is "Acceptable" To Nation's Highest Court
Grand Jury Indicts State Trooper For Negligent Homicide In Shooting
"Horrified" Parents Say Son Was Taught In Storage Closet
Let Littlest Preemies Die To Save Costs, Report Suggests
Killpack To Spend Five Years Behind Bars For Daughter's Water Overdose
November Death Of Institution Resident Came To Light In March
Prosecutor Says No Charges Will Be Filed In Teen's Restraint Death
Police Arrest 'Overly Protective' Mom In Daughter's Stabbing
Eleven Of Nineteen New Orleans Facilities Cleared Of Post-Katrina Wrongdoing
Deputies: Mother Left Son Alone For Weeks
Daughter Claims Airport Screeners Treated Mom Poorly

Parents In "Cage-Beds" Case Signal Plan To Appeal Custody Ruling
Police Find Starving Children During Drug Raid
Grand Jury To Decide On Criminal Charges In Hamley Shooting
Judge Ends 10 Years Of Federal Oversight At "State-Of-The-Art" Institution
Spokane Man Dies After Altercation With Cops
Dispute Over Shock Therapies Has Education Officials Reconsidering Out-Of-State Placements
Mother Wants Answers Over Son's Scalding Death At State-Run Facility
School Reassigns Teacher Following Claims She Made Student Crawl Up Stairs
County Prosecutor Takes Over Investigation Into State Police Shooting
Abusive Parents Lose Custody Of "Caged" Kids
Second Autopsy Finds Beaten Teen Did Not Die Of Natural Causes
State Halts Admissions At Institution Where Resident Was Strangled
Questions Persist Around Hamley's Shooting Death
Mom: School Stripped, Showered, Humiliated Son
State Worker Found Not Guilty In Psych Patient's Death
Attorney General Sues Nursing Home; Eight Employees Charged Over Resident's Death
Officers Mistakenly Shoot Young Man With Disabilities As He Lay On His Back
Charges Dropped Against Mom Who Helped In Son's Death
Emotional Testimony Wraps In 'Caged' Kids Custody Hearing
Latimer Looks To New Government And Supreme Court To Clear Him
No Government Payout Yet For Rau's Improper Detention
Family Wants Second Opinion On Son's Cause Of Death

No Charges To Be Filed In Boy's "Basket Hold" Death
Prosecutor: Andrea Yates Coached Cellmate "Do What I'm Doing"
Court Documents Reveal Talk Of Euthanasia At New Orleans Hospital
Whistle-Blower Says Residential Charity Allowed Abuse
Gravelles And Social Worker Charged With Multiple Crimes Against Children
Judge Says Killpack Poses Threat To Her Other Children
Autopsy Results: Tasered Passenger Died Of Heart Attack
Committee Drops Measure Allowing Doctors To Ignore Patients' Wishes
Many Questions Still Unanswered In Man's "Quiet Room" Beating Death
Mistrial Called On Couple Accused Of Child Abuse And Trafficking
Medical Examiner: Man Died From Police Restraint, Not Taser
Computer Thief Parked In Wrong Spot At Wrong Time?
"Brain Dead" Girl Begins Recovery, Hours After State Removes Feeding Tube
Parents Outraged After Panel Allows Epilepsy Doctor To Practice Medicine
Witnesses: Poor Planning And Follow-Through Led To Hundreds Of Katrina Deaths
Governor Makes Surprise Visit To Oakwood
Former Southbury Staff Plead Not Guilty In Resident's Choking Death

Couple Sentenced To 37 Years For Enslaving Group Home Residents
Australia's "Dr. Death" Faces Legal Problems In Two Countries
Parents Angered That No Charges Are Filed In Son's Death
Mother Will Serve No Jail Time For Assisting In Son's Suicide
County Seeks Custody Of Kids Kept In Cage Beds
Panel Recommends State-Wide Criminal Background Checks On Nursing Home Residents
Grand Jury Indicts Man Over Guide Dog Hit-And-Run
Killpack Denied Release During Appeals
Deaf Men Suspected Of Assaulting And Robbing Deaf Woman
GAO: State Inspectors Downplayed Nursing Home Problems
Advocates Angered As Supreme Court Upholds Oregon's Assisted-Suicide Law
Immigration Officials Improperly Detained 11 Residents With Mental Illness
Family Sues State Over Sister's Choking Death
Wyoming Advocacy Settlement Could Have National Impact
Report: CVTC Residents Injured And Restrained Too Often
Hidden Cameras Lead To Arrests of 19 Nursing Home Employees
Son Sues State & County Over Father's Jail Cell Death
Killpack Sentenced To Up To 15 Years For Daughter's Water Punishment Death
Some Providers Disagree With State On Approach To Eliminate Restraints
Oakwood Receives 12th Citation Of The Year
Accused Nazi Euthanasia Doctor Dies
T-Ball Coach To Stand Trial

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Parents Abused Caged Children, Judge Rules
Sheltered Workshop Employee Fired For Leaving Woman In Restroom
Parole Board Recommends Against Early Release For Kevorkian
Police: Woman Died As One Staff Shopped, But Others Watched Her Choke
Four Oakwood Employees Charged With Neglect In Deaths
BC Sterilization Victims Win Settlement
Nurse Walks Free After Convictions Related To Parents' Deaths
Man Arrested For Phony Special Olympics Donation Scam
Teaching Assistants Can Restrain Students Under New Rule
Will He Learn, Perhaps, That It's Best To Just Pay The Ticket?
Mom Convicted Of Beating Daughter To Death
Investigators Ask For More Clues In SDC Resident's Death
Autopsy Report: Boy Died From "Basket Hold"
Dutch Court Sentences Suicide 'Consultant' To A Year In Prison For Helping Woman Kill Herself
State To Pay $1.1 Million A Month To Save Troubled Institution
Sentencing For Mom Who Killed Daughter Stalled One Month
Wragg Walks Free, Cleared Of Murdering His Son
Transplant Patient's Death Not Related To Transportation Woes, Report Reveals
Kevorkian Asks Again For Early Release Due To Health Problems
Official Count: Dozens Of Bodies Found In Nursing Homes And Hospitals After Hurricane Katrina
Wragg "Sacrificed Himself" By Killing His Son, Defense Tells Court
Boy Says Parents Used Cages And Bathroom As Punishment
Father Tells Court About Killing Son, 10
Judge To Decide Whether "Caged" Children Will Return To Parents
Dutch Panel Likely To Protect Doctors That Euthanize Babies

New Details Surface In Hurricane Katrina Nursing Home Deaths
Capital Area Group Homes Back In The News
Second Murder Trial Begins For Father Who Admitted Killing Son
Grand Jury Indicts Former Oakwood Employee On Multiple Abuse Charges
Investigative Report: Institution Resident Was Beaten By Drug Addicted Staff
Man Dies After Cops Subdue Him In His Back Yard
Advocacy Agency Calls For Closure Of Specialized School
State To Investigate Why Medicaid Patient Died, Apparently While Waiting For Ride
Justice Department Settles With New Jersey Over Institution Troubles
Social Services Workers Disciplined For Illegal Parking
Eleven Detention Officers Disciplined Over Alleged Juvenile Sexual Assault Case
Jury Convicts Couple Of Enslaving, Defrauding And Abusing Group Home Residents
U.S. Soldier Cleared Of Afghan Detainee Abuse Charges
Seattle TV Station Examines Deaths At Washington Institution
Police Say Baby's DNA Matches Nurse's Aide's
Mom Who Killed Son Will Serve No Prison Time
Party Accuses Namibian Banks Of Gouging Customers With Disabilities
RNID: Businesses Ignore People With Hearing And Speech-Related Disabilities
Hospital And Nursing Home Autopsies Inconclusive, Coroner Says
Investigation Reveals 11 More Legal Immigrants And Residents Were Held Improperly

Hospital Fined $71,000 For Man's Restraint Death
Movie To Tell Us "You Don't Know Jack"
Watchdog Group Slams State Agency Over Abuse And Neglect Investigations
Louisiana Attorney General Subpoenas Hospital Workers Over Euthanasia Reports
Officials Waited More Than A Year To Follow Up On Abuse Claims
Indiana's Last State-Run Institution Scheduled To Close In 20 Months
Report: Officials Put Sex Offender In Charge Of Teen's Personal Care
Facility Staff Member Pleads Guilty To Neglect In Beating Death
Mother Convicted Of Forcing Girl To Overdose On Water
Group Home Slavery And Sexual Abuse Trial Underway
Senate Urges States To Ban "Rebirthing" Therapies
Gravelle Attorney Says Pictures Show Happy Children
State Investigates Alleged "Mercy Killings" At New Orleans Hospital
Renner-Lewis' Family Heads To Mediation Over Suit Against School
Six Charged With Murder In Teen's Restraint Death
Feds Grant Reprieve To Troubled Kentucky Facility

Court Acquits Father Who Admitted Killing Son
Report Of Abuses In Turkish Institutions Could Affect European Union Talks
Mum Openly Admits Killing Son
Independent Expert To Investigate Institution Deaths
Former Lake Alice Patients Vow To Continue Fight For Justice
Parents Claim Teacher Restrained 5-Year-Old
Chicago Police Used Excessive Force On Man, Family Claims
Trainer Fired For Resisting Probe In Teen's Restraint-Related Death
Former Group Home Worker Sentenced For Punching Resident
Toss Away Story About Wholesale Euthanasia In New Orleans Hospitals
Feds Threaten Kentucky Institutions With Closure
Report: Nazis Who Killed People With Mental Disabilities Got Lighter Punishments
Stein Sentenced To Eight Years For Shaking Infant Son
Group Home Threatened With Violence, Arson
Police: Children Forced To Sleep In Cages
Nursing Home Owners Charged With Deaths Of 34 Residents

Study: Nearly One-Half Of Sex Abuse Allegations Confirmed
Boy Dies During Controversial Autism Treatment
Family: Sister's Life-Threatening Infection Caused Through Nursing Home Neglect
Inspectors Recommend Feds Cut Off Funds To Iowa Institution
Woman Fights Guardian Over Sterilization Request
Beaten Wife Dies After Feeding Stopped
Hospital Settles Restraint Lawsuit For $200,000
Journalist Reports Staff At Indian Facility Tie Children To Beds
Study: People With Mental Illness More Likely To Be Crime Victims
Jury Awards $99,000 To CTA Rider Over Alleged Beating By Driver
Physical And Sexual Assaults On The Rise At Iowa Institution

Justice Department: California Officials Refuse To Cooperate With Napa State Hospital Investigation
Battered Wife Ordered To Starve To Death
Hundreds Of Former Caregivers Referred To Abuse Registry
Police: T-Ball Coach Offered Player $25 To Injure Boy
New Zealand Doctors To Review Stance On Euthanasia
Husband Could Face Murder Charges For Assisting In Wife's Suicide
"Billy's Law" Would Extend New York Oversight To Out-Of-State Programs
Teacher Accused Of Punching And Kicking Student
Husband Charged With Attempting To Assist Wife's Suicide
Institution Agrees To Changes Following Matthew Goodman Death
Rau Guardian To Ask Immigration Department For Apology And Compensation
Leaked Report Details More Problems In Rau Detention Case

Nevada Advocacy Center Sues State Over 'Improper' Detentions
Snapshot Of 'Lazy' Cops Sparks Outrage
Passenger To Receive Settlement Over Airline Mistreatment
Florida Agencies Settle To Avoid Rape Suits
Probe Into Rau Detention Leads To Calls For Immigration Reforms
Mom Says Police Traumatized Son
Woman Sues State Over Sister's Restraint Death
Citing Schiavo's Death, Indian Father Asks Permission To Kill Daughters
Arkansas Institution Employees Feared Retaliation, Watchdog Group Says
No Hate Crime Charges For Men Who Beat Texas Man
Television Investigation Exposes Abuses At Irish Nursing Homes
Government Investigates Claims That Resident Was Dragged Naked Through Rugby Field
Modesto Mother Accused Of Killing Daughter

Studies Reveal Residents In British Institutions Face Violent Behaviors And Inadequate Therapies
Coroner: No Inquest Into 10 Ontario Institution Deaths
Queensland Parents Detail Abuses
Autism Society And Michigan P&A Sue School Over Teen's Restraint Death
Survey: Most Dutch Doctors Would Kill Children In Some Cases
Report: Restrained Teen Asked For Inhaler Before He Died
More Problems Found In Australia's Immigration System
Jamaican Advocates Closely Watch Sex Crime Case
Advocates Create Hate Crime Centers
Boy's Death Leads To Resident Moves From Facility
Wragg Allowed To Visit Son's Grave
Missouri To Keep Troubled Institution Open, For Now
As One State Considers Banning Restraints, A Child In Another State Dies After Restraint

North Carolina Lawmakers To Consider Reparations For Eugenics Survivors
Mississippi Governor Vetoes In-home Health And Vulnerable Adult Bill
Parents Angered Over Delay In Epilepsy Doctor's Discipline Hearing
Watchdog Groups Alarmed By Numbers Of Sex Offenders And Parolees In Illinois Nursing Homes
MPs Learn Rau Had No Privacy In Isolation Cell
Five Charged With Plotting To Burn Pensioner
Prosecutors: Wragg Will Again Face Murder Charges For Killing Son
No Abuse Found In Schiavo Records
Belgian Doctors Admit To Killing Newborns With Disabilities And Illnesses
Bill Expected To Prevent Future Group Home Slavery Problems
Immigration Officials Accused Of Mistreating, Ignoring Rau

Lawyer Asks For Class-Action Status In Nebraska Institution Abuse Suit
Judge Dismisses Wragg Jury After Deadlock
Childs, Lobato, And Newmaker Cases Criss-Cross In Denver
Latimer Supporters Again Call For Clemency
Wragg Was Stressed From War When He Killed His Son, Jury Told
Confessed Killer Dad Points Finger Of Blame At Mom
Mother Testifies Killer Father Was Embarrassed At Son's Disability

Guidelines Set No Time Limits For Face-Down Restraints
Study: Spouses More Likely To Abuse
Sixteen Year Sentence To Stick For "Rebirthing" Therapist Convicted In Newmaker Death
Dutch Doctors Kill Babies In Spite Of Euthanasia Ban
Abuse Of Women With Disabilities A Problem In And Out Of Fiji Institutions
Martin Splits With Nitschke Over 'Suicide Pill" After Losing Appeal
Second Review Shows More Problems At Arizona Facility
University Removes Memorial To Professor Who Killed Infant Daughter
Nursing Home Watchdog Says Sex Offenders In Nursing Homes Are A Real Threat

Oregon To Close Adolescent Ward At Psych Hospital
Father Will Do Community Service For Punching Son
Missouri Governor Calls For Closing Abuse-Plagued Institution
Charges Dropped Against Accused Rapist After Judge Declares Victims Are Incompetent
Dutch Doctors Kill Babies In Spite Of Euthanasia Ban
Officers In Donovan Jackson Arrest Win $2.4 Million For Reverse Discrimination
No Charges For Brother Who Watched 26 Hours As Sister Died
Hitler Regime Gassed Cousin As Part Of Euthanasia Campaign
Husband Gets No Jail Time For Killing Wife
Coroner To Investigate Deaths Of Ten Oaklands Centre Residents
Officer's Lawyer Accuses Donovan Jackson Of Lying About Video-Taped Arrest
Advocates Claim Wyoming State Hospital Still Unsafe
No Charges In Girl's Restraint Death
Party-Goer Claims Club Mistreated Him
Mark Norris' Father Sues State Over Son's Neglect Death

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Hospital: Dutch Doctors Already Euthanize Children (December 1, 2004)
Worker Pushed On Girl's Back Until She Died, Investigators Say (December 3, 2004)
State To Revise Emergency Contact Rules In "Danielle's Law" (December 9, 2004)
Three Arrested For Murder In Relative's Starvation Death (December 9, 2004)
Ombudsman: Teen's 18 Months In Psych Ward Was 'Inappropriate' (December 13, 2004)

Former Institution Residents Seek $1.26 Billion Over Childhood Horrors (November 1, 2004)
Martens Assisted-Suicide Case Readies For Jury (November 2, 2004)
Euthanasia Campaigner Had Temporary Mental Illness, Attorney Says (November 2, 2004)
Grand Jury Charges Mignano With Murdering Daughter (November 3, 2004)
Dawes Will Not Serve Time For Son's Death, Appeal Court Rules (November 4, 2004)
Trial Starts For Bus Driver Suspected In Series Of Murders (November 4, 2004)
Justice Department: New Jersey Institution Violates Residents' Civil Rights (November 15, 2004)
Mignano Cleared Of Murder Charge In Daughter's Death (November 15, 2004)

Charges Dropped Against Operator Of J.D.S.' Group Home (November 16, 2004)
Dawes Says Dead Son Forgives Her (November 16, 2004)
Teen's Secret Message Launched Abuse Investigations, Closures And Apologies (November 17, 2004)
Nurse To Serve 8 1/2 Years For Assaulting Girl (November 18, 2004)

Jury Clears Father In Daughter's Suffocation Death (November 22, 2004)
Amnesty International: Bulgaria Should Close Children's Institution (November 23, 2004)
Louis Sentenced To Life For Murdering 'Disappeared Of The Yonne' (November 30, 2004)

Quadriplegic Inmate Dies For Lack Of Ventilator (October 5, 2004)
School Accused Of Placing Boy In Wooden Box (October 5, 2004)
State Risked Lives By Placing Patients In Nursing Homes, Attorneys Say (October 11, 2004)
State Suspends Dozens Of Institution Staff, And Fires Four, Over Abuse Claims (October 12, 2004)
Fort Wayne Developmental Center To Close Within Three Years (October 14, 2004)
Police Found Innocent Of Assaulting Black, Deaf Man (October 14, 2004)
Disability Minister Says He's "Personally Ashamed" At Facility Abuses (October 19, 2004)
Case Of Mother Who Assisted In Her Son's Suicide Delayed (October 19, 2004)
Medical Examiner: Holmes' Death Caused By 'Extreme Agitation' (October 20, 2004)
Board Approves Large 'Group Homes' On LDC Grounds (October 22, 2004)
Group Home Operators Jailed On Slavery Charges (October 27, 2004)
Oregon Settles Lawsuit Over Patient's Restraint Death;
Senate Leader Calls For Urgent Change At Psychiatric Institution (October 28, 2004)

Neighbors, Parents Defend Mom Accused Of Killing Daughter (Sept. 22, 2004)
Abuse Claims Against New Zealand Institutions Continue To Rise (Sept. 22, 2004)
Sexual Abuse Of Youngsters At State Hospital Revealed (Sept. 21, 2004)
Bulgaria Makes Moves To Improve Mental Health Treatment (Sept. 20, 2004)
Documentation, Staffing Again At Center Of CHDC Troubles (Sept. 17, 2004)
"Perfect" Father To Stand Trial For Murdering Infant Daughter (Sept. 15, 2004)
Bus Driver Gets Six Months For Slapping Boy (Sept. 9, 2004)
Arguments Wrap In Trial Of Police Accused Of Beating Deaf Man (Sept. 8, 2004)
Coroner: Krystyniak Died From Restraint, Not Drugs (Sept. 7, 2004)

Officials Defend Keeping Teen's Rape Secret (August 31, 2004)
Mom Settles Suit Over Son's Restraint Death (August 27, 2004)
Witness Says Digging Up Boy's Body Will Give Answers To His Death (August 23, 2004)
A Year Is Long Enough To Gather Evidence In Restraint Death Case, Boy's Family Says (August 23, 2004)
Hemphill Sentenced Over Boy's "Exorcism" Death (August 20, 2004)
Case Of Second Vanished Kingseat Patient Emerges (August 10, 2004)
Andrew Wragg Out On Bail, Waiting For Hearing Over Son's Death (August 5, 2004)
New Jersey Settles With Feds Over New Lisbon Violations (August 2, 2004)

Frustrated Father Charged With Killing Son, 10 (July 28, 2004)
Whistle-blowing Cop Says Exposing Institution Problems Was "Right Thing To Do" (July 27, 2004)
Advocacy Groups Support Deaf Man Who Accuses Police Of Assault (July 22, 2004)
"The Shackles Of Mental Disability" (July 20, 2004)
More Than 300 File Abuse Complaints Against Former Institutions (July 15, 2004)
Pro-Institution Supporters Want 1972 Fernald Court Case Reopened (July 14, 2004)
Suit Accuses Skeptical Police Of Dragging Paraplegic Man Out Of Car (July 13, 2004)
Letter By "Harry Potter" Writer Sparks Changes In Czech Caged Beds Policy (July 13, 2004)
Preacher Guilty In Boy's Exorcism Death (July 9, 2004)
Former Aides Tell Of Culture Of Abuse At Psych Hospital (July 9, 2004)
Boy Died From Medication, Not Exorcism, Preacher's Defense Claims (July 7, 2004)
Nine Months Not Enough For Locking Boys In Cages (July 7, 2004)
Report: Euthanasia Is Being Practiced With Disregard To Laws (Ju.y 6, 2004)
Former Fernald Resident Sues Over Secret Radiation Experiments (July 2, 2004)
Prosecutors Call Daniela Dawes Sentence "Manifestly Inadequate" (July 1, 2004)

Study Calls For Eliminating Isolation Techniques (June 28, 2004)
Investigation Continues Into Boy's 1968 Death At Psych Hospital (June 24, 2004)
Judge To Rule On Sentencing For Abusive Parents (June 17, 2004)
Former Staff Member Joins Abuse Complaints Against Psychiatric Facility (June 17, 2004)
Restraint Bill Bears Victim's Name (June 15, 2004)
Hundreds Of Former Institution Residents Bring Forward Abuse Claims (June 14, 2004)
Killer Mom Requests Restraining Order On Dad (June 11, 2004)
Boy Was Caged For Burping, Records Show (June 10, 2004)
Robert Latimer Says He Won't Seek Clemency (June 4, 2004)
Cattle Prod Use Enforced By Court Order (June 4, 2004)
Boy's Killer Mom Walks; Judge Blames Social Services For Death (June 2, 2004)

Son's Sunburn Leads To Abuse Charges (May 26, 2004)
Trial Date Set For CPS Caseworker In Norris Neglect Case (May 25, 2004)
Romney Administration Considers Apologies For Fernald Six (May 20, 2004)
Former Fernald Residents Want Apology And Clean Records (May 19, 2004)
Former School Bus Driver Pleads Guilty To Abusing 9-year-old (May 17, 2004)
Latimer Accuses High Court Of "Fabrication" (May 17, 2004)
Former Students Accuse Nuns Of Torment, Rape (May 13, 2004)
Mom Charged With Arson And Son's Murder (May 5, 2004)
Motorists Video-Tape Assault On Student By Group Home Manager (May 5, 2004)
Amnesty International Reports Widespread Abuse Within Romanian Institutions (May 3, 2004)

"60 Minutes" To Look At Abuses At Fernald (April 29, 2004)
Restraint Death Prompts Racism Training For Mental Health Professionals (April 28, 2004)
Justice Department Finds Life-Threatening Conditions At Arkansas Institution (April 23, 2004)
Anonymous Letter Leads To Assault Charges Against Institution Employee (April 21, 2004)
J.D.S.' Accused Rapist Goes Free; Judge Says Strong Is Not Competent To Stand Trial (April 20, 2004)
Answers In Renner-Lewis Case May Be Far Away (April 19, 2004)
State Drops Disciplinary Actions Against Institution Employees Over Reed Death (April 19, 2004)
Man Sues SVTC Over Sister's Morphine Death (April 15, 2004)
Benko Investigation Moved To Michigan (April 15, 2004)
Mom Gets 30 Years In Prison For Son's Murder (April 13, 2004)
Teen Recovers In Hospital; Officials Consider Charges Against Mom (April 12, 2004)
Investigators: Starving Teen Abandoned At Hospital Had Long Abuse History (April 9, 2004)
Mother And Son Charged In Sister's Restraint Death (April 9, 2004)
Report: British Psychiatric Wards Are Still Overcrowded, Dirty, Understaffed (April 7, 2004)
Man Sues Former Police Chief Over Alleged Choking Incident (April 7, 2004)
Was Death By Restraint Or Overdose? (April 6, 2004)
Study Focused On Hate Crimes Against Scots With Disabilities (April 5, 2004)
Home Aide Sentenced In Woman's Choking Death; Admitted Having Affair With Victim's Husband (April 2, 2004)
Parents Outraged Over "Box" For Son (April 2, 2004)
Advocacy Group Urges Kyrgyz Government To Respect Rights Of Residents At Psychiatric Facilities (April 1, 2004)
Aunt Drops J.D.S.' Guardianship Plea (April 1, 2004)

Fire Ant Infestations A Problem In Southern Nursing Homes (March 30, 2004)
Police Close Investigation Into Alleged Hawking Abuse (March 29, 2004)
Police Interview Professor Hawking About Abuse Claims (March 19, 2004)
Second Arlington Aide Sentenced In Beating Case (March 19, 2004)
Son Catches Mom's Abuser On Video (March 18, 2004)
Jennifer Norris Sentenced To Nine Years For Son's Neglect Death (March 3, 2004)

Burke Takes "Right To Life" Case To High Court (Feb. 27, 2004)
Former Institution Aide Sentenced To 31 Months For Beating Resident (Feb. 24, 2004)
Fircrest Warned Sixth Time For Risking Residents' Safety (Feb. 10, 2004)
Education Officials Defend Use Of Wire Cage For Boy (Feb. 10, 2004)
Assault Charges Dropped Against Officer Morse In Donovan Jackson Arrest (Feb. 6, 2004)
Baxter School Abuse Victims To Ask Lawmakers For More Compensation (Feb. 2, 2004)

Disability Rights Advocates Call For "Hate Crimes" Protections (Jan. 27, 2004)
Professor Hawking Denies Abuse Claims (Jan. 26, 2004)
Ten Years After Tracy's Death, Robert Latimer Says It Was Right To Kill Her (Jan. 26, 2004)
Family Fears For Professor Hawking's Safety (Jan. 20, 2004)
British Parliament Takes Up Euthanasia Measure (Jan. 15, 2004)
Compromise Bill Passes Ohio Senate (Jan. 15, 2004)
Youth Camp Accused Of Allowing Assaults (Jan. 13, 2004)
Ten-Year Abuse Probe Leads To Federal Settlement With Louisiana Institutions (Jan. 12, 2004)
Taft And Lawmakers Compromise On Crime Prevention/Institution Closure Bill (Jan. 9, 2004)
Jennifer Norris Pleads Guilty In Son's Death (Jan. 7, 2004)
J.D.S.' Aunt Applies For Guardianship, Sues State And Group Home Operators (Jan. 7, 2003)
Renner-Lewis Family Sues School Over Son's Restraint Death (Jan. 2, 2004)

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Teen Vanished From "Safe" Facility (Dec. 22, 2003)
Governor Won't Be Held Hostage By Institution Supporters (Dec. 15, 2003)
Quebec Government Widens Investigation Into Abuse Allegations At Institution (Dec. 1, 2003)

Advocacy Group Calls On Czech Republic To Stop The Use Of Cage Beds (Nov. 25, 2003)
Prosecutor Won't Press School Abuse Charges (Nov. 19, 2003)
Parents Still Have Few Answers On Son's Death, Restraint (Nov. 17, 2003)
State Was Right To Fire Abusive Employee, Judge Says (Nov. 5, 2003)

'Disability' Added To New 'Hate Crimes' Bill (Oct. 30, 2003)
Task Force To Address Crimes Against Seniors And Adults With Disabilities (Oct. 29, 2003)
Staff Members Plead Guilty To Beating Arlington Resident (Oct. 27, 2003)
Mother Sues Institution And Hospital Over Matthew Goodman's Death (Oct. 24, 2003)
Lanterman Did Not Properly Investigate 55 Injuries And One Death, Feds Say (Oct. 9, 2003)
FBI Reviews Beating As Possible Hate Crime (Oct. 8, 2003)
Russian Federation Ignores Rights Of Children With Mental Disabilities, Amnesty International Reports (Oct. 3, 2003)

N.C. Governor Approves Reparation Package For State's Eugenics Victims (Sept. 30, 2003)
State Settles Ant-Bite Lawsuit (Sept. 25, 2003)
Michael Schiavo Violates Wife's Constitutional Rights, Her Parents Claim In Federal Suit (Sept. 23, 2003)
EEOC Okays Whistle-Blowing Campus Police Chief To Sue Institution & State Agency (Sept. 19, 2003)
Pastor Pleads Not Guilty To Abusing Junior Cottrell (Sept. 18, 2003)
Connecticut Figured Prominently In American Eugenics Schemes (Sept. 16, 2003)
J.D.S.' Alleged Rapist Identified (Sept. 15, 2003)
Former Medical Director Remembers "Dark Ages" At Montana Institution (Sept. 8, 2003)
Hospital Staff And Police Slow To Act To Sexual Assault Report (Sept. 4, 2003)
Mine Ener Dies In Jail Of Apparent Suicide (Sept. 3, 2003)
J.D.S. Gives Birth To Baby Girl; Gov. Bush Continues Push For Appointing Guardians To Fetuses (Sept. 3, 2003)

Illegal Sterilizations Continue, Women's Group Claims (August 29, 2003)
Teen Dies After Seizure And Restraint (August 28, 2003)
Boy Dies As Churchgoers Try To Remove "Evil Spirits" Of Autism (August 27, 2003)
J.D.S. Again At Center Of Abortion Debate (August 22, 2003)
Conditions Still Unsafe, Unhealthy At Indiana Institution (August 21, 2003)
Mom Allegedly Confessed To Murdering Son; Public Blames Boy's Behavior, Government (August 14, 2003)
Claims Of Abuse Resurface At Western Washington Hospital (August 12, 2003)
Mom Confesses To Killing Infant Daughter (August 7, 2003)
Terrence Britt Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charge In Son's Death (August 6, 2003)
Man, 73, Is First Victim Of Sterilization Laws To Ask For Apology (August 6, 2003)

Jury Deadlocked In Donovan Jackson Beating Case (July 29, 2003)
Public Guardian Says He'll Fight High Court On Sterilization Ruling (July 25, 2003)
Reed Murder Investigation Stalled; State Refuses To Protect Employees Who Come Forward With Details (July 23, 2003)
North Carolina Assembly Strikes Sterilization Law (July 22, 2003)
State Seeks Stories From Sterilization Victims (July 18, 2003)
Terri Schiavo's Supporters Claim Husband Strangled Her; Ask Gov. Jeb Bush To Launch Investigation (July 17, 2003)
Donovan Jackson's Testimony Is Unreliable, Inglewood Cops' Defense Claim (June 10, 2003)
Virginia Settles Lawsuit With Beating Victim's Family (July 7, 2003)

Rape Victim Was Heavily Sedated By "Chemical Restraints", Records Show (June 30, 2003)
Disability Rights Group Calls On Four European Nations To Remove Caged Beds (June 23, 2003)
Justice Department Expands Abuse Investigations In New Jersey Institutions (June 20, 2003)
New Life Is Good For Edgar Vannoy (June 18, 2003)
Girls Continue To Be Illegally Sterilized, Official Claims (June 18, 2003)
Whistnant's Attackers Won't Likely Face Murder Charges (June 6, 2003)
Judge Appoints Guardian To Rape Victim (June 3, 2003)

British Columbia Apologizes For Institutional Abuses (May 30, 2003)
Rape Victim Continues To Be Center Of Florida Abortion Debate (May 29, 2003)
Two Women At Center Of Florida Abortion Controversy (May 23, 2003)
Special Report Continues On Restraint Deaths In Texas (May 22, 2003)
Parents Worry Federal Probe At CHDC Will Lead To Lawsuit & Closure (May 22, 2003)
Parents Push For Video Cameras In School Buses (May 7, 2003)
Jennifer Norris Jailed As Flight Risk (May 5, 2003)
Woman Must Wait Until Baby's Birth To Identify Attacker (May 5, 2003)
Inquest Is Told Man Died From Police Restraint, Not Pepper-Spray (May 1, 2003)

Panel Recommends Counseling For Sterilization Survivors (April 25, 2003)
Advocates Call Sub-Minimum Wage Rule "Discriminatory" (April 25, 2003)
Guest Saves Neglected Man (April 18, 2003)
Easley Signs Law Ending State's Eugenics Era (April 17, 2003)
Mom Planned To Kill Herself After Shooting Daughter, Police Say (April 16, 2003)
Youths Suffered Broken Bones During Restraints (April 15, 2003)
Medical Neglect Puts People In Hospitals At Risk (April 8, 2003)
Texas Panel Passes Restraint Bill (April 7, 2003)
Self-Advocate Dies After Beating From Teens (April 7, 2003)
Jailors Accused Of Humiliating Inmate (April 3, 2003)
School Did Not Violate Boy's Civil Rights During Restraints, Jury Says (April 3, 2003)
High Court Approves Sterilization Of 14-Year-Old Girl (April 1, 2003)

Institution Supporters Plan To Use Crime Bill To Keep Facilities Open (March 26, 2003)
Phone Tip Changes 'Routine' Death To 'Suspicious' (March 25, 2003)
Crime Victims Project Works To Adjust Justice Imbalance (March 18, 2003)
Fourth Person Pleads Guilty In Group Home Prostitute Scandal (March 17, 2003)
Police Claims Teen 'Brought On' Her Own Restraint Death (March 13, 2003)
Death Caused By Restraint "Jumpsuit" (March 12, 2003)
Davis Apologizes For 20,000 Sterilized (March 12, 2003)
State Senate Rejects Video Cameras In Nursing Homes (March 7, 2003)
Couple Charged In Girl's Drowning And Mistreatment (March 6, 2003)
Committee Approves Bill To Reform Old Sterilization Law (March 3, 2003)

North Carolina Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Eugenics Law (Feb. 21, 2003)
New Report Says Matthew Goodman Was Not Neglected (Feb. 19, 2003)
Home Fined For Scalding Incident (Feb. 18, 2003)
North Carolina Looks At Compensating Sterilization Victims (Feb. 18, 2003)
Officers In Jackson's Arrest Sue City For Discrimination (Feb. 18, 2003)
Fire Was Set To Cover-up Boy's Neglect Death, Prosecutor Says (Feb. 7, 2003)
Sterilizations Were "Sexual Assault", Former Institution Residents Claim (Feb. 7, 2003)

Troubles Persist At New Jersey Institution (Jan. 30, 2003
Boy Restrained Dozens of Times At "Special" School Program (Jan. 29, 2003)
District Faces Three Lawsuits Over Treatment Of Students (Jan. 24, 2003)
Advocates Vow To Continue Push For 'Matthew's Law' (Jan. 23, 2003)
"Matthew's Law" Rejected For Compromise On Restraints (Jan. 17, 2003)
Crime Victim Panel Gives Recommendations (Jan. 7, 2003)

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Patient Did Not Give Consent To Have Teeth Pulled (Dec. 27, 2002)
Bancroft Given Two Week Notice (Dec. 19, 2002)
Mom Charged With Trying To Poison Son (Dec. 12, 2002)
Ivers Gets Six Months For Abusing Workshop Employee (Dec. 11, 2002)
Former Institution Residents Demand Compensation And Answers (Dec. 10, 2002)
Fort Wayne Facility Cited Third Time For Mistreatment (Dec. 9, 2002)
Couple Beat And Raped Woman In Their Care, Police Claim (Dec. 16, 2002)
Daughter Claims Evangelist's Crew Beat Her When She Sought Healing For Mother (Dec. 5, 2002)
Rape Victim Still Waiting For State Damage Award (Dec. 4, 2002)

Advocates, Families And Newspaper Prompt Justice Department To Investigate CHDC (Nov. 29, 2002)
Employee Failed To Report Scalding, Complaint Says (Nov. 25, 2002)
Child-Advocate Pushes For Restraint Regs (Nov. 19, 2002)
Federal Report Cites Abuse And Neglect Problems At Facility (Nov. 18, 2002)
Mom Finds Son Handcuffed In Class (Nov. 15, 2002)
State Of Community Services Became Campaign Issue (Nov. 4, 2002)

Workshop Trainer Finally Convicted Of Abusing Worker (October 29, 2002)
Nobody To Blame For Suicide And "Unlawful Killing" (October 9, 2002)
Mom Arrested After Daughter Dies In Over-heated Car (October 8, 2002)
Neighbors' Video Helps Nab Abusive Foster Parents (October 3, 2002)
Funding For Facility Is No Longer In Jeopardy, But Troubles Persist (October 2, 2002)
Feds Say Problems Are Worse At State's Largest Institution (October 1, 2002)

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