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By Heather Vogell, ProPublica 

Carlton Palms Educational Center in Mount Dora

Carlton Palms Educational Center in Mount Dora

Three years ago, it looked like the Florida agency that oversees care for children and adults with disabilities had finally had enough.

It filed a legal complaint that outlined horrific abuse at Carlton Palms, a rambling campus of group homes and classrooms near the small town of Mount Dora.