Ohio governor calls for a ban on the use of face-down restraint of teenagers in treatment centers

Christopher Keane
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Posted on Jan 25, 2009

In Ohio, Governor Ted Strickland calls for a state policy change to prevent death from face-down restraint at treatment centers housing teens. The Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities has banned a method of restraint known as face-down restraint since the death of 17 year-old Faith Finley in December.


John Martin, Director, is pushing for the policy change that will lead the way for statewide adoption of the ban on face-down restraint. Approximately 40 children have died from this method of restraint since 1993.