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Federal agency sent immigrant kids to dangerous youth facility, despite warning signs

Clay Dean Hill built a sprawling campus out of trailers and houses off country roads south of Houston in the 1990s as treatment centers for troubled youths. By 2009, three children had died at the facilities after being restrained by staff members. But the federal government ignored numerous warning signs and signed lucrative agreements allowing Hill's Shiloh Treatment Center, shown here in a recent aerial photo, to hold immigrant children.

Credit: Gabriel Hongsdusit/Reveal

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