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Resource ID: #21618
Subject: Mental Health
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: May 23; August 6, 7, 15, 20, 22; Sept. 1; Oct. 3, 8, 12, 17, 20, 27; Nov. 8, 23; Dec. 1



The Bellefontaine Habilitation Center in northern St. Louis County houses nearly 400 mentally retarded residents. This series investigates accusations of staff abuse and neglect, along with one case surrounding the death of one resident. Because of the series, the state reopened investigations of abuse and neglect at Bellefontaine. Forty-seven workers were suspended and six were fired.

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