At left, Ricardo Mesa recently hugged his daughter, Nicole, when he visited her at the Rotenberg Center. Center, clear boxes, each with a child’s photo, contain the activation switch. At right, rooms in the school are monitored by video cameras.

A question of 'tough love' vs. torture

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / May 22, 2006

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CANTON -- When New York regulators meet today to consider limiting a Massachusetts school's use of electric shocks as punishment, it will not be the first time that states have tried to rein in the unorthodox methods at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center. (Full article: 1196 words)

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