Federal Study Faults Mississippi Training Schools

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/01/national/01JUVE.html A new report from the United States Justice Department's civil rights division paints a bleak picture of Mississippi's training schools for youths deemed delinquents, the New York Times says. Underfinanced, understaffed and ill-equipped, the schools and their poorly trained workers dole out abuse and mandatory Bible study, but withhold medical care and a decent education –all in violation of state and federal laws, says the report. The schools say the worst abuses have . . .

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