Bingham Center woes spur debate on residents' housing

June 13, 2007
After more than 40 years in state institutions, James Holland likes his small home in a Louisville neighborhood.
     Born with severe mental retardation and other disabilities, Holland, 51, proudly refers to "my house" and looks forward to visits from his sister at the supervised residence he shares with two other men.
      "Sister's going to be here!" said Holland, who moved to the home last year after spending 23 years at the Bingham Center, a state-run institution for adults with mental retardation on the grounds of Central State Hospital in eastern Jefferson County.