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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What the probe found in the detention centers

What the probe found in the detention centers

Inappropriate force. Workers used a "clearly incorrect method" called the "hook and trip," which is described as thus: "staff restrain a youth's arms behind his or her back, then trip the youth's legs so they fall to the floor face first."
NY detention system faulted in juveniles' injuries

Workers at four youth detention centers in New York caused dozens of serious injuries, including broken bones and teeth, when they routinely used force as a primary way to restrain juveniles and not just as a last resort, according to federal investigators.

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