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May 28, 2015: “The Capitol Pressroom” teams up with NCPR and Adirondack Daily Enterprise to look at OPWDD Sunmount facility

 

“The Capitol Pressroom” teams up with NCPR and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise to look at staffing issues, abuse, and systemic problems at OPWDD’s Sunmount facility in the Adirondacks.

Susan Arbetter will be joined by Adirondack Daily Enterprise Staff Reporter Tom Salitsky and North Country Public Radio Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann to shed light on staffing issues, abuse, and systemic problems and reforms at OPWDD’s Sunmount facility in Tupper Lake, NY. The facility has had several arrests for abuse since January. It’s dealing with heavy overtime in light of short staffing while trying to fulfill its obligation to care for the needs of a varied population.

Our guests include Mayor Paul Maroun of Tupper Lake, Steve Madarasz, Director of Communications at CSEA, President Susan Kent of PEF, and Jennifer Monthie, the director for Disability Rights New York.

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