Violence is on the rise in New York’s juvenile detention centers. The statistics and costs to staff and resident’s health and safety and to taxpayers are astounding. Records show that violent incidents have increased more than fivefold over the past five years. In 2007, 52 assaults were documented in the state’s four secure centers; the number [...]

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TTAPR on September 1st, 2010

Nurses seek tougher penalties as they treat more dangerous addicts, psychiatric patients Advertisement | ad info Amy Sancetta / AP Erin Riley, a Lakewood, Ohio, emergency room nurse was assaulted twice last year. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Emergency room nurse Erin Riley suffered bruises, scratches and a chipped tooth last year from trying to pull the clamped jaws of [...]

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ANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Acadia Hospital in Bangor is under investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services after an employee complained about workplace safety. OSHA started it’s investigation on July 26th, the licensing division of the Maine Department of Health and Human services plans [...]

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