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After the Fight

A year ago, staff at the Corpus Christi State School were forcing mentally disabled wards to fight each other, and state lawmakers raced to enact new accountability measures. How are they working out? Ben Philpott, who covers politics and public policy for KUT News and the Tribune, has this report.

State Rep. Patrick Rose, D-Dripping Springs

It has been a year since news broke that staff at the Corpus Christi State School were forcing mentally disabled wards to fight each other. State lawmakers raced to enact new accountability measures. Those measures are being implemented now, including additional surveillance measures that at least one disabled patient says may have gone too far. Ben Philpott, who's covering state politics and policy for The Tribune and KUT News, looks at the changes so far.

 

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