Pictures: Fragile Lives; Needless Deaths
Abuse and neglect are cited as factors in the deaths of dozens of devlopmentally disabled in state care since reforms were instituted a decade ago. Here are some of the lives effected. Read more of the Courant's investigation.
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Douglas Davis death in 2004 resulted in the state agreeing to pay more than $2 million for the neglectful treatment he received. The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons With Disabilities later cited the group home for neglect in Douglas’ care, finding that the center did too little to keep him safe or determine the cause of his condition.