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Disability facilities getting a long look

Panel evaluating 5 centers in state

Posted: January 12, 2014 at 4:31 a.m.

Almost three years after Arkansas fended off a pair of U.S. Department of Justice lawsuits over the care provided at the state’s five institutions for the developmentally disabled, a state advisory group is developing a long-range plan for the facilities, including whether any of them should eventually be closed.

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