Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Boot Camp 'Nightmare'

A new report from the Government Accountability Office -- the investigative branch of Congress -- finds heat exhaustion and dehydration the leading causes of death at juvenile offender boot camps. From USA Today:
The first federal inquiry into boot camps and wilderness programs for troubled teens cataloged 1,619 incidents of abuse in 33 states in 2005, a congressional investigation out today reveals.

There are currently no federal rules over how the camps operate. The House Committee on Education and Labor is looking into whether rules are needed. (USA Today)

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