New York Magazine on the Judge Rotenberg Center
Continuing the restraint/seclusion theme, this article in New York Magazine on the Judge Rotenberg Center is a must-read. The arresting first paragraph won't surprise those who have followed JRC through the years:
Cheryl McCollins got her first hint that something was wrong when she answered her phone on the evening of October 25, 2002. “Andre had a bad day.” It was a case manager calling from the residential school her son attended in Massachusetts, roughly 215 miles away. Cheryl had received calls like this before, but the news tonight was nearly incomprehensible: That day, her son had received 31 electric shocks as punishment for misbehaving.
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