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Despite no data to prove case, NY institutions receive more state dollars for residents with alleged criminal backgrounds

Institutions for developmentally disabled New Yorkers have taken a new approach to care: locked units for people who officials say have had a brush with the law, according to an investigation by Mary Beth Pfeiffer of the Poughkeepsie Journal.  In Part 2 of the ongoing series, "Money Pit/Money Makers" the newspaper revealed that the state could provide no data on the criminal backgrounds of residents — for which they receive $4,556 per person per day in Medicaid reimbursements, making residents cash cows for state coffers.

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