The Boys Training School Eldora

Noon News 07.28.20

The House and Senate are working to find a compromise coronavirus relief bill now that the senate has unveiled its 1 trillion dollar package. The House passed a 3 trillion dollar bill in May.

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says the Senate proposal would about double the support to agriculture from the previous package. And the new measure accounts for losses from the processing bottleneck when slaughterhouses closed due to worker infections. Some farmers had expenses related to euthanizing and disposing of animals.

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Two psychiatric experts testifying in a lawsuit against the Iowa Human Services Department said the use of isolation and restraints at the state school for delinquent boys can cause them long-lasting psychological harm.

Psychologist Andrea Weisman testified in U.S. District Court in Des Moines that a Velcro and leather contraption called "the wrap" used to restrain boys at the State Training School for Boys in Eldora is "akin to a torture device."

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Comingup on the Exchange, two disability rights advocacy groups are suing the state of iowa over the treatment of troubled youth the Eldora Boys training school.  There are allegations of mistreatment and lack of care of mentally ill youth.

Also, Iowa is leading the nation in it’s new program to benefit farmers who plant cover crops to help improve water quality and get rid of the Dead Zone in the gulm of mexico.