Systemic Neglect at Texas' Troubled Insitutions for the Mentally Retarded

Daniel Carter/The Texas Observer
The Texas Observer | May 7, 2008
Texas has the largest remaining set of mental institutions in the nation, housing the state's most vulnerable: some can't feed or dress themselves, and others can't even rise from a gurney or speak. And according to government records, the very people charged with caring for these patients are victimizing them.

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