Authorities have uncovered what are described as prison camp conditions at a group home housing the elderly. Investigators say the elder abuse took a new form as the seniors, some mentally disabled, were abused, crammed into chicken coops and forced to go to the bathroom in buckets. Authorities say that the facility was an illegal adult group home that was not licensed by the city or the state. The home owner was arrested and accused of forcing mentally ill adults to live in prison camp-like conditions. The woman’s nursing home abuse included housing the elderly in converted chicken coops with razor wire fences surrounding the facility and padlocked gates. 22 people were living in three dilapidated buildings, none of them with indoor plumbing. The woman was charged with 16 counts of elderly abuse. The facility has been shut down considering the grave elderly abuse. The 22 residents were picked up by family members or taken to licensed care facility. To read more about the horrid nursing home conditions, please click the link.