One of the great accomplishments of my life, was staying out of Gatesville reform school as my friends were taken away one by one, my friends used to tell horror stories in the early 1960s, by the late 1960s and early 1970s they were suffering early deaths.
Reform school for the boys, and chain gangs for the adults. Texas used to be a rough place, even in the 1950s and 1960s.
so, the same people who concluded back in 2009 that there was "no foul play"?
The associated video is well worth watching.
“Institutional care” is an unnatural and dangerous combination, as all of America will be learning now.
Is Florida a SWIVED UP State or what!? We in Iowa got RID of our “reform schools” and the like in the EARLY 70s.
My Father had a First Cousin who was sent there. He was sort of the family black sheep and always in trouble. He was a great musician tho.
According to Daddy, he was not a bad kid at all but got into some fairly minor trouble and the judge decided to make an example of him apparently hoping to straighten him out.
Instead he came out a hardened criminal and remained so the rest of his life. He did maintain his good nature tho and was generally well liked despite his record.
Sounds like Tucker Prison Farm down in Arkansas back in the 1960s when quite a few unmarked graves were found there.
My dad lived in terror that we would be sent to a “reform school”, so he dragged us kicking and screaming from wonderful New Mexico to a farm in the back hills of Arkansas. We had never been in trouble before but he just got that idea in his head and Bam! - in the tick infested Ozarks we ended up.
True, but it is intersting that it usually plays a role in any systematic cruel and unusual abuse. Check out prison rape for punishment.