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|The Hartford Courant has published an important investigative report revealing that an estimated 500-1500 people die each decade as a result of being restrained in mental hospitals, group homes, and facilities for people with mental retardation. A disproportionate number of those who are killed are children. The report suggests a number of factors that contribute to the high death rate, including these:
If you would like to read the report and you have access to the Internet, check out The Courant's web site at www.courant.com where you will find the full text as well as a forum to express your opinions on the subject of restraints. If you do not have access to the Internet, call the National Empowerment Center at 1-800-power2u (800-769-3728) for our information packet on this report.
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