School Shock - stun guns make Johnny be good

This morning I came across a profoundly disturbing report about one school for disabled and/or disturbed children with severe behavior problems – sometimes self-mutilating, often seriously difficult to manage.

The kids- as young as 3 yrs old - are sent to this school as a last ditch effort to keep from simply locking them up for life, or otherwise drugging them into stupors – and then confining them. These are children whose parents believed there was no hope, who despaired of ever helping their child. Then, along comes Matt Israel. Eight states are sending autistic, mentally retarded, and emotionally troubled kids to his facility.

Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) has filed a report and urgent appeal with the United
Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture alleging that the Judge Rotenberg Center
for the disabled, located in Massachusetts, violates the UN Convention against Torture.

Dr. Israel's concept is rather simple – really quite Pavlovian. Only instead of bells and treats, JRC's Brave
New World
uses painful electric shocks vs rewards for compliance, a technique he developed over the twenty years he's been 'training' students. He started with a paddle... moved to mild shocks, and now...

The treatment is applied across the board - if a student misbehaves frequently enough, he or she is brought into the GED program – Graduated Electronic Decelerators; another ‘pretty’ name for a stun gun backpack which is worn on a child’s back and shocks for ‘violating the GED rules’ are administered remotely. Shocks are given for some pretty bizarre reasons in some pretty awful ways – students are often tied face down to a 4 point restraint board and shocked repeatedly. One autistic and incommunicative girl was shocked for moaning and rocking – turned out she had a broken tooth. A mentally retarded child could be shocked for having a bathroom accident, or not sitting up properly when eating.

Read the rest of this unbelieveable story here:

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