Sometime I wonder how many lives which could have been spared if the dangers of restraints had been taken serious when we are talking minors in residential treatment.
It is 22 years since Leroy Prinkley lost his life at Western Center due to restraint. I could start to name all the teenagers who have lost their lives due to restraints since, but then I would never be finished.
On a webpage it is states and the aide used a "one-man body" slide that led to face-down restraint. Leroy Prinkley died of cerebral anoxia caused by heart and lung failure due to forceful restraint.
We have not been able to find out if someone has been prosecuted but normally we are talking small fines for taking a life under such circumstance. Are troubled teenagers just worth a couple of cents? Apparently!
Victims in the 1980's (Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora Wiki)
In loving memory of all