Separated Immigrant Teenagers Being Forced To Take Psychotropic Drugs Without Consent, Court Documents Show

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In one case, the facility staff told a teenager that she wouldn’t be released until she was deemed psychologically sound as a way to get her to take the drugs. Under most states’ laws, before a child is medicated, a parent, guardian, or authority acting in the place of the parent must be consulted and give informed consent. But in these shelters, the children are alone.