Sunday, March 2, 2008

teens get elctorshok b/c of caller pretending to be supervisor

Call to a treatment center pretending to be a residential treatment facility supervisor. Staff threatened by "supervisor" that they must give a certain resident electroshock or be punished. Nobody checked his treatment plan-the staff just did it.

Caller turns out to be former resident, who wanted to get back at somebody in the facility.

Boy treated in hospital for two first degree burns from 77 rounds of electroshock.

the really disturbing thing: the facility regularly uses electroshock not just as a treatment: but as a punishment for misbehaving. Acording to the article..the facility now only uses the shocks for discipline when its court approved...of course..this one certainly was not.

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