That became the end for a girl which the employees stated had a bad attitude. The punishment the employees gave her as result of this poor attitude was death.
According to an article in year 2000 her case was one of at least 18 where the patients died as result of the employees restraining them.
Restraint should be the very last option but in 1990 the doctors would not be bothered and restraint was used where situations could have been talked down with a little patience.
The answer to deaths like her is prosecution and legislation. It is so costly compensation to the family left behind that the facilities would be forced to secure their residents or being forced to shut down.
17 year old Diane Harris had relatives who will miss her forever. It is not to understand how much they suffer.
Let us hope that she found peace where she is now.
- Deaths of mentally retarded while bound cause concern (By Karisa King, San Antonio Express-News: Metro and State, October 21, 2000)
- Victims - 1990s (Fornits Wiki)