Troubled Kids, Powerful Drugs

juvieRx-P1-illustration[6]Halle Stockton for PublicSource: Pennsylvania’s state-run youth correctional facilities prescribe psychotropic drugs at an alarming rate to juvenile offenders, but with little medical oversight by the state’s Department of Human Services. The state tried to keep secret a list of doctors who handle youth cases.

[Reporting sponsored by The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.]

Illustration credit: Anita Dufalla for PublicSource.