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“Some of these stories are almost out of a Charles Dickens novel.”

Rep. Ro Khanna, regarding the secure transport industry process known as “gooning,” in which teenagers are forcibly and unexpectedly taken into a vehicle and transported to a boarding school, foster home or treatment center. Sometimes these teens are restrained with handcuffs or zip ties, other times they might be blindfolded or hooded. Criminal charges are rare within the industry due to its lack of regulation, which some lawmakers are trying to change. (Associated Press — Sept. 27, 2022)
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