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Austin Skidmore

Name: Austin Skidmore.
Died: November 20, 2016.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Death in restraint.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Details:
Austin was a resident at a hospital for autistic people. He died when he "became agitated" and three men restrained him with his arms across his chest.

Not long before that, a girl with autism at the same facility was badly burned in a hot shower.

References:
Police investigate death at same hospital where girl with autism was burned
Tags: adult, institutional abuse, location: usa, restraint
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