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JUL 21, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iowa Juvenile Home's solitary rooms questioned

TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) — Human rights lawyers are questioning the Iowa Juvenile Home's practice of keeping teenage girls who are living in a state-run foster care facility in solitary rooms for months at a time. The state-run home where as many as 57 youths with behavioral issues are treated uses isolation cells and sometimes withholds classroom instruction to control behavior, the Des Moines Register reported (http://dmreg.co/14uNOfd ). Attorneys with Disability Rights Iowa said the home is violating state and federal rules, but because it's run by Iowa's Department of Human Services no one ... Read More

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