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Iowa Juvenile Home closes earlier than scheduled

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jan 16 2014 9:37AM
~ TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Juvenile Home has closed its doors a day early, ending decades of service to troubled Iowa youths.
     The 93 employees who are losing their jobs were to be paid through Thursday despite the home's close on Wednesday morning. A lawsuit was filed earlier this month to keep open the home, but a hearing on the lawsuit hasn't been scheduled.
     The treatment of children at the center in Toledo came to light after an investigation by the advocacy group Disability Rights Iowa and stories by The Des Moines Register. They reported that physical restraints were used on children and that staffers relied on isolation cells. Gov. Terry Branstad announced on Dec. 9 that the facility would be closed.
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Topics : Social Issues
Location : IowaToledo
People : Terry Branstad
01/16/2014 9:39AM
Iowa Juvenile Home closes earlier than scheduled
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