Saturday, March 10, 2012

Orlena Parker - 2003

The death of 15 year old Orlena Parker was just one of the many cases where restraints led to death of the teenagers who were victimized by this act of powerplay by the staffmembers.

Orlena Parker was 15 years old with black hair more than 2 feet long. Her middle name was Leatrice. She was a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona.

At some point she got a depression and for her to be cured she was sent to the Devereux Cleo Wallace residential treatment facility. She wasn't cured. She died there instead while being restrained by no less than 7 people.

An investigation was launced and the treatment center was cited but it didn't change the fact that she died and never saw her family again.

It is just one of these unheard tragedies no families with children suffering from depression want to to hear about but these tragedies do happen and apperently nothing is done to stop them.

Orlena Parker did only live 15 years of her life which should have been so much longer.

May she rest in peace.


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