Suffer The Little Children

The ground-breaking 1968 NBC10 Expose on Pennhurst State School by Bill Baldini:

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Don't agree with a haunted Halloween attraction,to visit and explore for historical events I agree with,sometimes people forget how much the world has evolved.People who believe that this place should be demolished because oh what happened should we demolish all historical sites that people died in?
Mary Sibley09/28/2015
This series broke my heart. The doctor who gave the injection to the young man to teach him a lesson should have been arrested and prosecuted! Young Johnny did NOT belong in Pennhurst and was punished because staff couldn't handle him. This place was never should have been allowed to happen.
Barbara Goff09/27/2015
Sadly, the Nazi's learned about sterilization from the US practice of sterilization of individuals in our state institutions...not the other way around. What a horrific legacy!
I just watched the history of pen hurst asylum and I just want to say thank you Bill for exposing those who neglected those poor children! You truly are a saint
Worked in LE, have been around many with developmental disabilities. The treatment of these patients was deplorable just like the asylum in Ohio which is shown in a film called titicut follies. Those of you who work with those from Pennhurst are to be commended for the work you all do.
Chris P.02/28/2015
This started before and more importantly continued after WW2. I cannot comprehend how Our Country let this happen while the United States Armed Forces Fought and Died in Europe. Hitler's 1st goal was to segregate the feeble minded from the true Arian race. It took another 42 yrs. to close??
Arlene ploucher01/30/2015
I hope we have learned from our mistakes? People with intellectual disabilities have so much to contibute to society and deserve the chance to share their gifts. lets hope we continue to move forward in making those with disabilities feel accepted in society.
From the pictures that I have seen most of those buildings are decaying and are condemned and should be demolished. Preserve the administration building and place a historical marker in memory there. Those buildings shouldn't be used for an entertainment attraction not for events that happened there
Mark Winchester Sr.12/15/2014
The pathetically miniscule amount of money derived from glamorizing the horrible events which happened at Pennhurst is truly a mockery highly insensitive.
Chris Weersing11/21/2014
I worked with individuals who resided at Pennhurst and continue to work in the Mental Health field. It is a disgrace that Pennhurst is a haunted attraction and that millions flock there yearly for the Halloween events. How much of that money goes to those who were truly terrified being there???
There are no words to describe what went on at this asylum. I was invited to go check out the haunted attratction, after reading this I will NEVER support that exploitation!
I work for an organization that now cares for many of pennhurst former patients. Working with some, they still suffer from the treatment they received at pennhurst. Still at times yelling out about things that took place there.
I've worked with children who have severe mental and emotional disabilities. I was lucky enough to work at private facility that had plenty of funding. These conditions are deplorable. Next time you vote, remember funding for these types of facilities is one of the first things Republicans cut.
Sandra Shaner10/12/2014
This is absolutely heart breaking that these doctors, nurses, administrative ect. treated these humans this way!! I am heartbroken at these inhume acts!! I was born in 68 and I am sickened they made this a haunted house!! These spirits need to be be free'ed to go to heaven!!! Stop the madness!!!
samantha 09/22/2014
I am beyond angry at what society and individuals, do to children and adults with mental illness. And that is the proper term to be used and not the degrading word of retardation. No individual with an education should ever use that word.

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