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Iowa care facility accused of experimenting on disabled residents violated their constitutional rights, DOJ says

Iowa care facility accused of experimenting on disabled residents violated their constitutional rights, DOJ says
A U.S. Department of Justice investigation into an Iowa care facility for people with severe disabilities concluded that the state institution likely violated residents’ constitutional rights by involving them in unethical experiments and providing insufficient medical treatment.

According to the DOJ report, published on Tuesday, “there is reasonable cause to believe” that practices and standards at the Glenwood Resource Center subjected residents “to unreasonable harm and risk of harm.Constitution protects the right of all persons in this free country who are in the care of the state to be reasonably free from harm or the risk of harm,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division.19, 2019, file photo shows the outside of the Glenwood Resource Center administration building in Glenwood, Iowa.Justice Department has found that Glenwood Resource Center, the Iowa state-run care center for people with intellectual disabilities, likely violated the constitutional rights of residents by subjecting them to human experiments, some of which were deemed dangerous.

Department of Justice investigation into an Iowa care facility for people with severe disabilities concluded that the state institution likely violated residents’ constitutional rights by involving them in unethical experiments and providing insufficient medical treatment.Most Read “We intend to work with the state to ensure that reforms are instituted at Glenwood so that these vulnerable individuals, who depend upon the state for their care, receive the care, support, and treatment that they deserve and to which they are entitled.

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