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  • Tags: 1978

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Letter to Aldo Colautti, secretary of the DPW, from the ACLU Pittsburgh.The organization condemns the treatment of Howard Pyle, who had been in solitary confinement at Western State School and Hospital for over a month after breaking the leg of…

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Article on the suit dropped by Allegheny County, which was attempting to recover costs that the state did not reimburse from 1969 to 1976.

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Statement by Richard L. Thornburgh on the need to ensure the development of, and provide opportunities for all Pennsylvania Citizens

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Editorial by Elsie Schmidt challenging the idea that the disabled would be better off in institutions rather than in community living arrangements in the wake of Judge Broderick's order to close Pennhurst.

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Pittsburgh Press staff editorial on Judge Broderick's order to close Pennhurst as part of the Halderman v. Pennhurst case.

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Letter from Nick D'Aluisio to Robert Nelkin. D'Aluison explains that it's not a complete freeze, as they are able to fill most positions after a lengthy review and approval process. However, he notes that it has been very bad for morale and he hopes…

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Brief letter from Robert Nelkin to Nick D'Aluisio inquiring about the hiring freeze and its effect on Polk State School and Hospital

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Two articles from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Press on attempts to close admissions, including involuntary court committal, to Western Center (Western State School and Hospital).

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Philadelphia Inquirer article on a Temple University report about conditions in boarding homes inhabited by deinstitutionalized mental patients.

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Letter from Joan Murdoch of ACC PARC to Charles Peters asking about Allegheny County's MH/MR plan for programs, training programs, and respite care. this letter is a follow up of the meeting Peters had with family members on February 16.

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