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July 22, 2014, 10:30 am
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Advocacy Group Warns Dozens Of JDC Residents To Be Moved Monday


A group opposing the shutdown of the Jacksonville Developmental Center warns that the state plans to move 50 residents out of JDC Monday… one day ahead of a state hearing into whether the facility should be closed. 

 

Governor Pat Quinn wants to close JDC and move its residents to small, community-based facilities.  But the opponents’ group says 14 of the residents being moved Monday are being transferred to other big state facilities, not to group homes.

 

Meanwhile, a state senator wants an investigation into whether some patient records are being altered at the Jacksonville Developmental Center.  Senator Sam McCann tells WLDS Radio in Jacksonville that he’s been told of such incidents, and wants the state’s inspector general to look into it. 

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