Gov. Bush Vows Reform of Abuse in Fla. Juvenile Lockups

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Florida Gov. Jeb Bush conceded Monday that workers have abused children in the state's juvenile lockups. His administration announced major reforms aimed at protecting young offenders, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Among the biggest changes: a ban on certain types of force, including tying up children in a "restraint chair" and using wrist and shoulder holds that have caused injuries. In addition, the state set up a children's "bill of rights" establishing rules of conduct for workers. From now on, officials said, workers will resort to force only when children threaten to harm themselves or others or try . . .

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