Monday, June 30, 2003

Mental Wards at New Jersey Hospitals Are Made to Double as Foster Homes

At Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, N.J., roughly three dozen patients are in the children's psychiatric ward, and more than half of them are foster children stuck there simply because the state has nowhere else to put them.

“A kinder, gentler,” -- wait, they’re calling it “compassionate conservatism” this time around. Or is it “no child left behind?”

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