A prision guard who was sacked after a jailbreak during which he was held hostage will lodge an unfair dismissal claim against the government, saying it was to blame for inadequate training in an overcrowded and antiquated youth jail. Translation: The facility created a dangerous situation. Joseph Fagan, now 72, was fired after a report found [...]

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TTAPR on September 1st, 2010

An Erie County Medical Center nurse was attacked and beaten on Wednesday by a psychiatric patient. The victim was identified in Buffalo police reports as Kelly McCain, a registered nurse. She was in good condition at ECMC on Thursday, a hospital spokesman said. Her alleged attacker, Terrence Caldwell, 22, of Theodore Street, was arrested and [...]

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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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Illinois.  An Illinois children’s group home who could not control its residents called police over 100 times in one year — every 3 days.   Because the home did not have adequate safety procedures in place, the home was using the police improperly to modify behavior.  Where is the investigation into the group home for allowing these [...]

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A boy playing cards in an open recreation area at Baltimore City’s Juvenile Justice Center was struck from behind by two boys. The boy was kicked and stomped on the head, leaving him with a fractured skull, a broken jaw and several knocked-out teeth. He will need several surgeries in the future. The circumstances that led to the [...]

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Maryland’s juvenile justice monitor on Monday outlined widespread problems at the state’s secure treatment center for troubled youths and said staff at the center’s oversight department “hampered” an investigation into a violent escape of 14 youths in May. The Maryland Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit report noted that staff and youths at the facility feared for [...]

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TTAPR on May 26th, 2009

  State (NJ) Says Ancora Could Be Better.   Brick resident Derrick Raymond, 28, has been a patient at Ancora several times since 2002. He said he is trying to overcome manic depression exacerbated by substance abuse problems. Raymond, who spent 28 days at the hospital in December, said he noticed few improvements. “The treatment [...]

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