New Report Says Nurses at Illinois Facility Forced Patients to Dig Through Their Own Feces

by Beth Hundsdorfer, Capitol News Illinois, and Molly Parker, Lee Enterprises Midwest: For Complete Post, Click Here…

Newly obtained documents echo our reporting on abuse, cover-ups and a “sense of impunity” at an Illinois institution for people with mental illnesses and developmental disorders. The governor has said Choate must be reformed.

The eight reports, obtained last month under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, provide new evidence of an ongoing crisis at Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center, which has been the subject of numerous investigative articles by Lee Enterprises Midwest, Capitol News Illinois and ProPublica.

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