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‘Tired of being abused:’ Watchdog report shows Choate patients forced to handle own excrement ‘Tired of being abused:’ Watchdog report shows Choate patients forced to handle own excrement

‘Tired of being abused:’ Watchdog report shows Choate patients forced to handle own excrement

Newly released reports from the Illinois Department of Human Services’ watchdog office reveal shocking instances of cruelty, abuse and poor care of patients who have mental illnesses and developmental disabilities at a state-run facility in rural southern Illinois.

DCFS, director face lawsuit filed on behalf of jailed wards DCFS, director face lawsuit filed on behalf of jailed wards

DCFS, director face lawsuit filed on behalf of jailed wards

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Thursday was named in a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of children in state care who have been held in juvenile detention centers after a judge ordered their release.

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