With An Eye to the Past -1940s to 1950s
Introduction 1940's to 50's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's
Backwards Slide 4 of 27 Forward

The public's conscience was electrified when Hoffner compared residents' living conditions with those of the pigs in the neighboring pig sty.

Citizens were outraged when Hoffner pointed out that while the pig sty was heated and air conditioned and the pigs were bathed frequently, residents of the institution next door were not.

The superintendent of one state institution was quoted as saying, "The custody we give isn't as good as a state prison."

 

Pig Sty
Pigs in a neighboring sty had better living
conditions according to Hoffner.
Return to "With an Eye to the Past"       Return to Council Home Page
The Minnesota
Governor's
Council on
Developmental
Disabilities


370 Centennial 
Office Building
658 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN
55155
Phone:
651-296-4018
Toll-free number:
877-348-0505
MN Relay Service:
800-627-3529 OR 711
Fax: 651-297-7200
Email: 
admin.dd@state.mn.us
View Privacy Policy
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center, the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.
Admin Minnesota
Minnesota.gov
Digital Government Achievement Award 2007 Winner
Digital Government Achievement Award 2012 Winner