Politics As It Happens: Today’s NY Times Story Summarizes Allegations of Abuse at a State-Operated Program for People with Behavioral Issues

 New York Times Logo“Nearly 20 percent of the staff at a prison-like center for the developmentally disabled in upstate New York are on administrative leave amid allegations of abuse or neglect, according to a new report from state Inspector General Ellen N. Biben’s office.

The state-run facility, the Valley Ridge Center for Intensive Treatment, is in Norwich and used to house some of the most difficult to handle residents overseen by the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. According to the report, ‘most have committed crimes, have serious behavioral issues or are a threat to themselves or others.’”

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