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Massachusetts / Rotenberg Center / Shock Treatment #1129962

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Studio: Anna Werner) The controversy over the use of electrical shock to modify harmful behaviors in people with severe disabilities, including autism, at the Judge Rotenberg Center {JRC} in Massachusetts examined; video shown of student Andre McCollins†† being shocked while strapped by the arms & legs to a restraint board. [Former student Jennifer MSUMBA††- describes her treatment and wanting to die.] [Andre’s mother Cheryl McCOLLINS†- says inflicting pain is making the injury worse.] [Parents Sharon & Roger WOOD – support the shock approach.] [JRC director Glenda CROOKES††- says when you put the device on them they’re not hurting themselves or other people anymore; admits it is painful.] Msumba’s case discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Werner, Anna

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