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  • "A Case of Neglect"

    WSMV-TV (Nashville) reveals the state's board of medical examiners is understaffed, underfunded and inefficient; finds complaints against doctors went unanswered, licensing was mishandled and investigations dragged on for years, November 1988.

    KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kan.) documents that quite often the employees of the child protective division of the state's Social Rehabilitation Services do not or cannot do their jobs well, resulting in children being neglected, abused or dying, Nov. 22 - 25, 1988.
  • 'No where else to go"--an investigation of adult foster care homes for the mentally ill in Detroit

    WJBK-TV (Detroit) shows how mentally ill people are neglected and exploited physically, financially and sexually in adult foster care homes; also looks at the unscrupulous operators of the homes, and at the lax inspections by the city, September - November 1988.
  • Puppy Mills Investigation

    KCRA-TV (Sacramento) airs a four-part series detailing the abuse and neglect of dogs in the "puppy mills" of the Midwest; the breeding dogs were kept in inhumane, filthy cages and received inadequate food, water, and exercise.
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    Maine Times (Topsham) tells how the state mental health system faced a crisis due to years of inattention; reports mental health patients received little treatment other than medication, they remained neglected for years, many were abused, and five patients died within a one-month period, Aug. 26, 1988.
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    Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald-Journal exposes problems caused by an overburdened county foster care system; finds an overabundance of red tape and a shortage of foster homes, combined with a rising number of abused and neglected kids, jeopardize children's lives, Jan. 10 - 14, 1988.
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    San Francisco Examiner looks at California's billion-dollar prison construction program; discloses that spiraling prison costs threaten budgets for schools and that when the construction program is completed the prison system will be more crowded than before; also finds construction suffers from inefficiencies and offical neglect, April - October 1988.
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    Orlando Sentinel looks at the state's regulation of personal care homes for the elderly; finds the state agency that inspects and licenses the homes failed to punish or close homes when inspectors confirmed cases of abuse, neglect or death; also finds many homes operate illegally, without a license, but have never been prosecuted, Dec. 11 - 14, 1988.
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    St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch examines Beverly Enterprises, which owns 10 percent of the nursing homes in Minnesota; finds its homes accounted for 25 percent of all complaints about patient mistreatment in the state; also reveals eight deaths in which Beverly residents were neglected, August - December 1988.
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    Washington Times discloses that elderly and mentally ill residents lived under horrid conditions in a rooming house, despite the city being aware of the problems; within five months three residents died in this house owned by a man convicted of narcotics trafficking in Boston, Aug. 19-Nov. 25, 1988.