State Training School Series


By: Robert Maharry

Staff writer

(Editor’s note: part two in a three-part series)

(PART TWO) ELDORA- What exactly is Disability Rights Iowa’s 61-page lawsuit against the Boys State Training School all about? The charges— that staff members violated federal statutes including the Americans with Disabilites (ADA) Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment and the 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process—are strong, and the details are lurid. (Read it all in the Friday Index)