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Resource ID: #28668
Subject: Mental Illness
Source: Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, and staffs of ProPublica & PBS Frontline
Affiliation: ProPublica & PBS Frontline
Date: Feb. 26, 2019



“Right To Fail” investigates what happens when adults with severe mental illness are not given adequate support to live independently. A 2014 civil rights federal court order forced New York to give long-institutionalized adults the choice to live in their own apartments. But in a 16-month investigation, PBS Frontline and ProPublica document deadly consequences, finding the state implemented the order without proper oversight.

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