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School of Shock

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School of Shock

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School of Shock

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The Boston-based Judge Rotenberg Center uses electro-shock therapy to modify the behavior of its students. Many are autistic or mentally retarded, and others suffer from acute emotional problems or disorders like attention deficit.

Jennifer Gonnerman is a freelance reporter whose piece on the center appears in this month's Mother Jones magazine. Greg Miller is a former teacher's assistant at the school.