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A Shocking Reward

At the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Massachusetts, behaviorally challenged students are "treated" with powerful electric shocks for acting aggressively, rising from their seats without permission, swearing, nagging, and perhaps even "failing to maintain a neat appearance."

And when they do behave?  There's also a system of rewards, including points that can be spent on, among other things, "knockoff Prada purses." 

Only one of these practices is illegal.

Thanks to Professor Rebecca Tushnet for sending the truly disturbing story from Mother Jones