Brain injuries can be devastating. Sometimes people’s behavior, and even personalities, change. From 2014 to 2017, the state of Washington sent 16 patients with brain injuries and extreme behavioral issues to a treatment facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Instead of getting treatment and returning home, most of them stayed for years, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. How did the patients end up at the facility and why wasn’t there a plan to get them home? Austin Jenkins investigated the issue and reported his findings in a five-part series that will have an encore broadcast during
All Things Considered
the week of Aug. 13.