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Parents and children tend to get upset when men with guns forcibly separate them and throw them in prisons, all for the crime of trying to obtain a better life and pursuing the one-time American dream. There are now reports surfacing of young children, toddlers and infants, being left in rooms to care for each other. Traumatized toddlers screaming out for their parents with no books, no toys, no parents in sight. I’m going to caution you right now, the details of this report from the Center for Investigative Reporting is going to enrage you because it details a new lawsuit against that the children detained in the Shiloh Treatment Center just south of Houston are regularly being injected with powerful drugs, drugs that were disguised as “vitamins.”

The horrific details from Reveal News:

Parents and the children themselves told attorneys the drugs rendered them unable to walk, afraid of people and wanting to sleep constantly, according to affidavits filed April 23 in U.S. District Court in California.

One mother said her child fell repeatedly, hitting her head, and ended up in a wheelchair. A child described trying to open a window and being hurled against a door by a Shiloh supervisor, who then choked her until she fainted.

“The supervisor told me I was going to get a medication injection to calm me down,” the girl said. “Two staff grabbed me, and the doctor gave me the injection despite my objection and left me there on the bed.”

Forensic psychiatrist Mark. J. Mills told Reveal it was an outrage to see these drugs used in the U.S., like they once were in Russia.

“You don’t need to administer these kinds of drugs unless someone is plucking out their eyeball or some such. The facility should not use these drugs to control behavior. That’s not what antipsychotics should be used for. That’s like the old Soviet Union used to do.”

Read more at Reveal News about the abuse and the huge contracts being awarded to facilities like Shiloh, despite their record of abuse.

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