New York Mulls Shock Treatment Ban

A Massachusetts facility is at the heart of a controversy over the use of electric shocks for students with special needs. The Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton has been advocating the procedure for several decades.

Massachusetts officials tried and failed in the 1990s to close the center. Now there's a proposal in the Statehouse to stop shock therapy and today, New York officials are meeting to consider a ban on the treatment.

This program aired on June 19, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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