Ailing vet ‘dumped’ by Onawa care site

John Chedester, 65, was left in an unfurnished apartment with no food or medicine due to failure to pay his bills. He was hospitalized two days later. The care site was fined $5,000, but no criminal charges were filed despite denial of critical care being a form of criminal dependent-adult abuse in Iowa.

Source: Des Moines Register

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Youths Isolated and ‘forgotten’ at the Iowa Juvenile Home

The state-run juvenile home in Toledo, Iowa has confined teenage girls to small isolation cells for months at a time — in one case, reportedly, for almost a full year. The Iowa Department of Human Services was unable to say how many children were locked up in the cells over the past two years.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: July 31, 2013