884. Elmcrest Hospital

Opened in 1942 Elmcrest Hospital was a former hospital in Portland, Connecticut. Also going under names like St. Francis Care Behavioral Health it closed its door in 2006 after a period of 3 years where the inpatient services had been discontinued. The area is now waiting for to be used for other purposes.

Some former patients who were minor wrote:

I spent time there when i was 13. After being sexually assualted by another patient and telling, they punished me too nu restaining me in a body bag then locked in a padded room for hours. I couldnt breathe, no one could hear me crying and no dr ever came in. Im lucky they didnt kill me. I have flashbacks 30 yrs later. Place was as close to hell you can get

KJ

I was there twice in 1987 and 1988 as a teen. EVERYONE was put on psych meds which enabled insurance payment due to being labeled. The environment made us crazier than we started. Spooky place.

Anonymous

Abuse by the staff probably been going on at that place since the 1940’s when it opened. I was there around 1983 and every other day something was always going on, being staff related or other. I saw this kid get his arm pulled out of the socket by the staff’s infamous arm behind the back restraint. Not to mention the body bags. For those of you who don’t what a body bag is, it’s a rectangle shape (the length of a human body) canvas and board “straight jacket” that the staff would put people in and have them lay in that thing on their back on the floor until the staff felt like letting the person out. It had boards inside along the sides where the person’s arms were and straps outside so the staff could tighten as tight as they wanted to. They didn’t use straight jackets like in movies and !*it like that. Now, there was some good staff members but a lot of them were bad. So, this is all I have to say about the bad staff, ya’ll can eat a !*ck and die.

RIP Andrew McClain

They should of closed that place years before the staff killed you.

Anonymous

Also newspapers report of a death which occured in 1998. The poor 11 year old boy is on the victim list you can find on this website and also has a memorial page on “Today-a-child-died”

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

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