Immigrant Kids Are Forcibly Medicated At Shelters, Suit Says
Law360 (June 21, 2018, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Migrant children detained in a Texas youth facility are regularly placed on psychotropic medications without their parents’ consent and are forcibly sedated and physically abused by staff, according to affidavits filed as part of a class action alleging the government violated a 1997 settlement that set standards of care for detained immigrant children.
As the treatment of children in these immigrant detention centers has come front and center over the past few weeks, media reports have unearthed a filing from April containing first-hand accounts from individuals who were detained in facilities like the Shiloh Treatment Center.
The affidavits paint a gruesome...
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