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Publishing shorter pieces on a regular basis helped keep sustained attention on the issue.
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Fed up with a Michigan school system that used seclusion on their autistic son, Bennett Solomond's parents moved the family to Pennsylvania in 2019.
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New details revealed about a fatal incident within Texas’ understaffed state hospital system, where little information is made public about patients — even when they die.
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Michigan educators have secluded and restrained students nearly 94,000 times over the past five school years, a Free Press investigation found.
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Lawmakers sought to restrict the use of seclusion and restraints on students in Michigan schools back in 2016. It was only supposed to be used for emergencies, they said.
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A school district in Michigan isolated children with disabilities more than 4,000 times – and administrators will not reveal why.
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Free Press investigation finds some Michigan educators using restraint and seclusion improperly, with no law to stop them.


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