Conditions at the Glenwood Resource Center, operated by the State of Iowa as an institution for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), violate the residents’ civil rights according to an investigation by the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division. The investigation found ongoing constitutionally inadequate physical and behavioral health care, and failures in facility and state oversight. The state failed to ensure that residents received timely or clinically appropriate medical assessments or treatment, at times resulting in severe physical harm. Residents’ due process rights were violated by the facility’s use of restraints, which between 2017 and . . .
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