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‘Appalling failure’: Investigation finds R.I. has ‘routinely’ segregated children with disabilities by institutionalizing them

Posted on AllSides May 13th, 2024
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In a press briefing, Cunha unveiled his office’s findings after a wide-ranging investigation, and said that the state had “repeatedly” segregated these children by institutionalizing them. PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has repeatedly violated federal disability laws by over-hospitalizing children in state care who have behavioral disabilities, said US Attorney Zachary A. Cunha on Monday. “I can only characterize as this appalling failure. Children, particularly teenage girls, rather than receiving the home, foster, or community care that is appropriate for their condition and required by the law — have been warehoused...

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