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STOP the Abuse & Deaths of People with Disabilities: CLOSE CARLTON PALMS "Educational Center”!

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At least 140 cases of abuse and neglect of people with intellectual disabilities have been investigated at CARLTON PALMS "Educational Center” in Mount Dora.

One of the vulnerable victims is Paige Elizabeth Lunsford, an innocent 14 year old girl, is now dead because she could not speak up for herself and her caregivers at Carlton Palms DID NOT CARE that she had an infection, spiked a high fever, and was repeatedly vomiting! Instead of sending her to a hospital, the staff at Carlton Palms bound her wrists, ankles, biceps and waist with restraints to keep her from flailing while she was retching. As a result of this abuse and neglect, PAIGE DIED! The autopsy determined that she succumbed to dehydration, the result of a severe but treatable infection.

It's 2014 (not the dark ages), it is wrong that people with disabilities are warehoused and abused. They should NOT be in facilities that are like prisons. For profit companies, making billions of dollars off of treating innocent people worse that prisoners in state penitentiaries.

In the recent budget year, Florida paid the Carlton Palms facility $25 million. For past abuse claims of kicking, scalding, neglecting residents, the state sought ONLY $3,000 in fines in an administrative complaint. As part of a settlement, the fine was waived, Carlton Palms admitted no wrongdoing, but promised to retrain its staff.Since 2010, Carlton Palms has contributed more than $75,000 to political parties in Florida.


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