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Ohio Governor Ted Strickland To Seek Policy on Restraints

Ohio, January 23, 2009

Gov. Ted Strickland has called for a single statewide policy on the use of restraints like the one that contributed to the death of a 17-year-old at a center for troubled children last month.

John Martin, director of the Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, which banned the dangerous face-down restraint last year, will head the effort.

Martin said he hopes for the prone-restraint ban to be adopted statewide.

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