"Exposé of Willowbrook State School" - Geraldo Rivera - WABC-TV | Undercover Reporting

"Exposé of Willowbrook State School" - Geraldo Rivera - WABC-TV | Undercover Reporting

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- 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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WARNING: graphic images of mentally and physically disabled children left in extreme states of neglect. "Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace"

WARNING: graphic images of mentally and physically disabled children left in extreme states of neglect. "Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace"

Willowbrook State School New York City, New York Founded: 1942 (620×389)

Willowbrook State School New York City, New York Founded: 1942 (620×389)

The most haunted school stories - Willowbrook State School...  The documentary is called "unforgotten: 25 years after Willowbrook"

The most haunted school stories - Willowbrook State School... The documentary is called "unforgotten: 25 years after Willowbrook"

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.

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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