A new report out today says the state should close Partlow Development Center. The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program officials say they found wasted state funds and deplorable living conditions for residents at the Tuscaloosa facility. Partlow, which opened in 1919, is the final institution for persons with intellectual disabilities in operation in the state.
ADAP officials put their findings on a cd titled, "At What Cost." They say they want the state to immediately freeze more than 50 million in funds to the facility, and close it by September of next year.