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Ct Lawmakers Seek To Limit Use Of Shackles On Juveniles In Court

January 28, 2015
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Ct Lawmakers Seek To Limit Use Of Shackles On Juveniles In Court

By: Karen Schmidt Concerns about the use of shackles on juveniles in court have prompted two lawmakers, Rep. Bruce Morris of Norwalk and Rep. Toni Walker of New Haven, to introduce legislation to limit the use of restraints. The proposals are in response to advocates’ concerns that juveniles are often shackled when they appear...

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Residents’ Absences, Injuries Result In Connecticut Nursing Home Fines

January 23, 2015
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Residents’ Absences, Injuries Result In Connecticut Nursing Home Fines

 By: Kate Farrish The state Department of Public Health has fined six nursing homes more than $1,000 each for incidents that included residents leaving the homes unattended and falls that resulted in injuries. On July 18, Danbury Health Care Center was fined $1,300 in connection with a resident who left the home in a...

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Two Nursing Homes Cited After Resident Deaths

January 22, 2015
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Two Nursing Homes Cited After Resident Deaths

By: Kate Farrish Seven nursing homes were recently fined more than $1,000 each by the state Department of Public Health, including a Bridgeport home and a Hamden facility that were each cited in connection with the death of a resident. The residents who died were at Bridgeport Manor and Arden House Rehabilitation & Nursing...

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New Generation Of Vets Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Shows

January 21, 2015
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New Generation Of Vets Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Shows

By: Lisa Chedekel Justin Eldridge’s family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five, as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004-05. Despite stints in VA hospitals and an array of medications, he...

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