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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part 7

by Shain Neumeier The medical malpractice case over the use of electric shock and restraints on Andre McCollins at the Judge Rotenberg Center in 2002 went to the jury on Monday, 23 April. Even without any further witness testimony, however, the jury was only able to deliberate for 30 minutes,...

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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part 6

by Shain Neumeier Witness testimony in the medical malpractice trial over the use of electric shock and restraint on Andre McCollins at the Judge Rotenberg Center concluded on Friday, 20 April, with the examinations of JRC founder Dr. Matthew Israel and defense expert witness Dr. Lloyd Price.  Before the...

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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part 5

by Shain Neumeier The case for the defense in the trial over the (alleged mis)use of electric shock and restraint on Andre McCollins at the Judge Rotenberg Center continued on Wednesday, 18 April 2012.  After Dr. James Riley’s testimony concluded, his attorney, Edward Hinchey, called Dr. Carol Ball, a...

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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part 4

by Shain Neumeier The defendants’ case in the ongoing medical malpractice trial over the longterm restraint and repeated electric shock of Andre McCollins at the Judge Rotenberg Center began on Friday, 13 April, with the testimony of Dr. James Riley.  Attorney Edward Hinchey, representing Dr. Riley separately from the...

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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part 3

by Shain Neumeier The trial over the restraint and electric shock of Andre McCollins at the Judge Rotenberg Center continued for a full day on 13 April, and included the conclusion of the plaintiff’s case alleging medical malpractice and the beginning of the defendants’ case to refute this claim. ...

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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part Two

by Shain Neumeier The medical malpractice case against the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) continued on Thursday with the continued cross-examination of the McCollins family’s expert witness, psychiatrist Dr. Marc Whaley.  Edward Hinchey, the attorney representing JRC employee Dr. James Riley, was questioning the witness for most of the day,...

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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part One

by Shain Neumeier Almost ten years after Andre McCollins was restrained facedown for seven hours and shocked 31 times over that interval while attending the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Canton, Massachusetts, the lawsuit against the program and some of its most important staff for these abuses, McCollins...

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Facing Criminal Charges, Matthew Israel Leaves Judge Rotenberg Center

Criminal Charges Lead to Departure of Matthew Israel from Judge Rotenberg Center: As part of a plea bargain agreement for charges against him involving JRC's use of electric shock on two teenagers, Matthew Israel is leaving the center, the Boston Globe reports....

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Call for Action to End the Judge Rotenberg Center and Aversives

Joint Letter Seeking Government Action Against Judge Rotenberg Center: 29 disability organizations concerned with the humane treatment of people with disabilities have contacted U.S. government departments and human rights organizations regarding the need to put an end to abusive practices at the Judge Rotenberg Center....

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