Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tough-love? I'll say! Report Cites Abuse, Neglect at Youth Boot Camps

Remember tough-love? You bet it's tough, more like brutal, if it's ever rational to use tough and love in the same sentence.

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found rampant abuse and neglect at many of the nation’s privately run boot camps and residential treatment facilities for troubled youths.

The GAO report showed that the management and employees of such facilities were rarely sent to prison, even when teenagers died in their care.

Responding to the report, House leaders said they plan to introduce legislation to bring the industry under federal control.

Diana Jean Schemo, The New York Times 10/11/2007 Read Article: The New York Times

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