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Willowbrook State School, Staten Island, NY - I watched a documentary called Cropsey that was about Willowbrook and children that had gone missing in the area, it was quite sad.

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Student film to revisit the horrors of the Willowbrook State School

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When Real-Life and Horror Intersect

One of the buildings of the Willowbrook State School on Staten Island that was in operation from the 1930s until it closed in 1987 due to allegations of abuse of the disabled.

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Truely one of the most frightening places I have ever been. Here lie the slowly rotting wards of old Seaview Hospital, the former property of the horrific Willowbrook State School, and our destination today, the windswept ruin that was the New York State Farm Colony.fcbuilding1

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These 22 Pics Show Exactly How Creep Post-Mortem Photography Was In The 19th Century | World Mysteries

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As a reporter for WABC-TV in 1972, Geraldo Rivera slipped into the Willowbrook State School for the mentally retarded and exposed the dreadful conditions there. He won several awards for his efforts.

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Willowbrook State School was a state-supported institution for children with intellectual disability located in the Willowbrook neighborhood on Staten Island in New York City from 1947 until 1987. The school was designed for 4,000. By 1965 it had a population of 6,000. Public outcry led to its closure in 1987, and to federal civil rights legislation protecting the disabled.

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Remembering an Infamous New York Institution

The women's ward at Willowbrook, a Staten Island institution for mentally ill or delayed. In the 1940s hepatitis was deliberately give to the children to study its effects. They were given unsanitary water, injected directly and, it is said, given hepatitis-contaminated feces.

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