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Problems at the Conway Human Development Center June 2002 series
Associate editor Mary Hargrove wrote a series of articles published in June 2002 investigating conditions at the Conway Human Development Center, which had been cited by state and federal investigators in 2001-02. Also in this package are news articles throughout 2002 related to the center.

Former chief living in house at Conway center moves out

posted: 07/26/2002 5 a.m.

Bob Clark, former superintendent of the Conway Human Development Center, has moved off the center grounds.

Ruling on center housing queried

posted: 07/16/2002 5:02 a.m.

A decision to allow former superintendent Bob Clark to live on the Conway Human Development Center campus until Aug. 30 will be examined this week by a legislative personnel committee.

SPECIAL REPORT: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER : Still questions

posted: 06/30/2002 4:56 a.m.

Donna Watts sat near her son's grave. It was a brisk January day, but she was barely aware of the cold air brushing her cheeks.

SPECIAL REPORT: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER : Where hope lives

posted: 06/28/2002 4:54 a.m.

Susan Fennell remembers it as "The Day." Ten years ago, she took her 6-year-old son, Alex, to live at the Conway Human Development Center.

Burden of Care

posted: 06/26/2002 4:52 a.m.

They called him John-John. He was 32 years old and had been sick much of his life. Diabetes. Congenital heart disease. Chronic hepatitis-B infections. Down's syndrome. Kidney problems.

Unhooked feeding tubes, red marks - but no 'reason to call the police'

posted: 06/24/2002 4:48 a.m.

It was 7:35 p.m. on April 17, 2001, and something strange was about to happen on living unit 6 Cedar.

Nose-down - 'it's humiliating and demeaning, but it works'

posted: 06/24/2002 4:30 a.m.

For 15 years, when one Conway Human Development Center resident became angry, staff members ordered him to get on his knees, put his hands behind his back and place his nose on the ground.

SPECIAL REPORT: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER : 'Drink or drown'

posted: 06/24/2002 4:28 a.m.

She was having a bad day. And on Sept. 19, 1998, everyone around her had one, too.

SPECIAL REPORT : Tears in the Dark

posted: 06/23/2002 11:48 p.m.

Editor's note: Information in this story is sexually graphic and may offend some readers. For years, Anthony has sexually preyed on fellow residents at the Conway Human Development Center.

WHAT THE INVESTIGATORS FOUND

posted: 06/23/2002 11:39 p.m.

A partial list of problems cited by state and federal investigators at the Conway Human Development Center 2001-02.

Attorney general: Disabled's care under board's authority

posted: 05/07/2002 6 a.m.

The primary responsibility for operating the six human development centers rests in the hands of the Developmental Disabilities Services Board and not the state Department of Human Services.

Conway development center's director resigns

posted: 03/31/2002 5:05 a.m.

Bob Clark, longtime superintendent of the Conway Human Development Center, has resigned following a barrage of critical reports by state and federal investigators.

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