An Education Professor Fights for Good Schools in Youth Detention Centers
BY CHRIS CARROLL | PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CORDLE
"For much of his career, special education Professor Peter Leone has made regular trips to one of the region’s most foreboding properties, a swath of federal land next to Fort Meade where society’s vulnerable were long shuffled out of sight.
He flashes ID at a guard shack flanked by rows of deserted structures, then passes the ruins of the District of Columbia’s notorious Forest Haven home for developmentally disabled people. It closed in 1991 following lawsuits, abuse investigations and a final string of deaths. Down the street is a field of unmarked graves for hundreds of children and adults who died there."