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Report Alleges Mistreatment at Eldora Juvenile Correctional Facility
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A new report is accusing the Eldora Boys State Training School of using damaging punishment methods on boys who suffer from mental illnesses. Disability Rights Iowa released the report on Monday, claiming residents are often put in seclusion rooms or bonded to what is called "the wrap" bed as forms of punishments. The reports adds the facility has a severe shortage of mental health caregivers despite the nearly 66% of residents who are on psychiatric medication.