A silent epidemic

The NY Times reports on the disturbing statistics of New York’s state homes. Hopefully the article will bring some deserved attention to the matter.

In New York, it is unusually common for developmentally disabled people in state care to die for reasons other than natural causes.

One in six of allĀ deaths in state and privately run homes, or more than 1,200 in the past decade, have been attributed to either unnatural or unknown causes, according to data obtained by The New York Times that has never been released.

Now that’s what investigative journalism is all about.

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