Perspectives on where our world is heading from a vantage point in Denver, Colorado.
30 November 2005
Institutions and Abuse
Situations when someone has power over someone else in a total fashion, from group homes to foster homes to prisons to orphanages to mental institutions are inherently prone to abuse. So, it isn't too surprising that it cropped up in a Kansas group home for the mentally ill. It is never the less outrageous than when these are institutions that are inherently at risk for this kind of problem, that it took seventeen years to root out a particularly egregious case of abuse.