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USA Possum State School - Sept 2016

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Having had my fill of industrial goodness on day one it was time to move on to something completely different on day two...

 

State Schools are a very American thing, kind of halfway between a school and an asylum and, as the name suggests, owned and run by the State they are located in. They catered for people (both adults and children) with developmental disabilities in a specialised residential environment, enabling them to receive an education as well as skills training alongside treatment for their disorders. More than a few - mostly the older ones - were mired in all sorts of controversy and accusations of poor care and abuse of patients/students and more often than not those accusations were well founded.

 

This was a comparatively modern facility having been built in the 1960s, and was a children-only complex. It closed only a few years ago and both of my friends who live not more than ten minutes away from here had both thought it impossible, with there still a very active hospital building on site and the security apparently keeping things very well secured. However a little perseverence on their parts paid off and they managed to get into the recreation building and one of the school buildings. Likewise for our visit, the recreation building was accessed and then we got into a different school building, before finding all the interlinking corridors that connected each wing locked up securely, and no other access points. Drat. The recreation building more than made up for that though, as it seems to be where all the good stuff is.

 

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Thanks for looking, more on my Flickr as per normal :)

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6 hours ago, The_Raw said:

Wow that's pretty awesome, how many padded cells??? :o 

 

:comp: 

 

We counted four or five padded rooms, it was very weird as they were really mixed in design - one had a proper padded door, there was one made with no fixings for a door whatsoever, and everything in between.

 

The place is massive, over 400 acres of campus with loads of buildings, and we got into two!

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