SPEARHEADING SOCIAL REFORM
By February 1996, the Inquiry issued a damning report which laid the blame for this brutal racial discrimination on the protective [mental health] legislation which prohibits publication of anything against the hospitals and recommended that the offensive law be repealed. The news exploded across the country through extensive national media coverage.
Story after story detailed the committees findings, which included the facts that:
Death certificates were falsified to cover up the real causes of patient deaths; there was extensive physical and sexual abuse, including the sodomy of male patients; and, many patients were drugged so heavily that they were reduced to zombie-like states.
The recommendations for reform loudly echoed those made in CCHRs submission:
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