WILLOWBROOK STATE SCHOOL- NY, NY - (Dumping grounds, is more like it. Geraldo made it famous with his documentary of the horrors inside, and was still open for another 10 friggin years!)  Failed state-supported institution meant to rehabilitate students with mental retardation

Willowbrook State School

WILLOWBROOK STATE SCHOOL- NY, NY - (Dumping grounds, is more like it. Geraldo made it famous with his documentary of the horrors inside, and was still open for another 10 friggin years!) Failed state-supported institution meant to rehabilitate students with mental retardation

12 Facts About Willowbrook, the Nightmare Institution Behind the Cropsey Legend

12 Facts About Willowbrook, the Nightmare Institution Behind the Cropsey Legend

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10 Insane Asylums That Thankfully No Longer Exist - Willowbrook State School    Via Stay at Home Mum

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In his book, father of Willowbrook State School resident reveals guilt, anger that fueled fight for reforms | SILive.com

In his book, father of Willowbrook State School resident reveals guilt, anger that fueled fight for reforms

In his book, father of Willowbrook State School resident reveals guilt, anger that fueled fight for reforms | SILive.com

10 Insane Asylums That Thankfully No Longer Exist - Patients at  Willowbrook State School - Staten Island    Via Stay at Home Mum

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Unforgotten--Narrated by Danny Aiello, this riveting documentary explores the continuing consequences experienced by former students (and their families) of the Willowbrook State School for the developmentally disabled after surviving horrific treatment there. Geraldo Rivera first exposed the situation in 1972 when he entered the facility with a stolen key, revealing shocking conditions that led to improvements in treatment of the developmentally disabled.

Unforgotten--Narrated by Danny Aiello, this riveting documentary explores the continuing consequences experienced by former students (and their families) of the Willowbrook State School for the developmentally disabled after surviving horrific treatment there. Geraldo Rivera first exposed the situation in 1972 when he entered the facility with a stolen key, revealing shocking conditions that led to improvements in treatment of the developmentally disabled.

The legend of “Cropsey” – the escaped mental patient who lived in the abandoned tunnels of the Willowbrook mental hospital in Staten Island, NY, and came at night to snatch children off the streets. “Cropsey” remained just that, an urban legend, until the summer of 1987 when a 13-year-old girl with down syndrome disappeared from her neighborhood. Five weeks later, she was found buried in a shallow grave on the grounds of Willowbrook.

8 Freaky Urban Legends That Turned Out To Be Real

The legend of “Cropsey” – the escaped mental patient who lived in the abandoned tunnels of the Willowbrook mental hospital in Staten Island, NY, and came at night to snatch children off the streets. “Cropsey” remained just that, an urban legend, until the summer of 1987 when a 13-year-old girl with down syndrome disappeared from her neighborhood. Five weeks later, she was found buried in a shallow grave on the grounds of Willowbrook.

At Willowbrook, a Staten Island institution for the mentally disabled, residents were left to languish in squalor with little medical or other care. Willowbrook closed in 1987. Now Vanessa Leigh DeBello has written a memoir about her mother's time there.

Remembering an Infamous New York Institution

At Willowbrook, a Staten Island institution for the mentally disabled, residents were left to languish in squalor with little medical or other care. Willowbrook closed in 1987. Now Vanessa Leigh DeBello has written a memoir about her mother's time there.

The Most Haunted School Stories : Willowbrook State School

The Most Haunted School Stories : Willowbrook State School

1971  The Most Haunted School Stories : Willowbrook State School

1971 The Most Haunted School Stories : Willowbrook State School

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