Archive | December 2022

924. Haddam Hills Academy

Haddam Hills Academy was located on a campus used by many facilities over time. Today the campus is occupied by the Franklin Academy. Other schools who used to be located at the campus was Becket Academy and the Founders School.

In 2001 the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) became concerned of the welfare of the teenagers housed at the Haddam Hills Academy. An investigation was launched and as result the facility closed down.

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


923. Genoa Indian Industrial School

The Genoa Indian Industrial School also mentioned as The Genoa School existed from 1884 to 1934. During its existence 102 children died attending the school. Researchers have been able to identify the children who died.

The courses of deaths are mentioned to be caused by influenza, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and heart failure. Accidental shootings, paralysis and possible suicides.

Short to say it has not been fun to be there as a child.


922. Brothers Home welfare centre

Brothers Home welfare centre was a center for homeless boys located in Busan, South Korea. It was in operation from 1976 to 1987. The owner Park In-geun was sentenced for embezzlement after a difficult investigation where strong political powers tied to the owner tried to prevent the investigation.

The idea was to get children off the streets so the country looked more fine because the Olympic Games should be held there in 1988.

Survivors of the facility speak of beatings, force labor, illegal imprisonment and the deaths of some of children detained at the facility.

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


921. St. Joseph’s Orphanage

 St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Burlington, Vermont opened around 1850 and was in operation until 1974 where it closed down. Part of its existence it was operated by the Vermont Catholic Charities.

A recent investigation uncovered that abuse had taken place. Some survivors of the facility claims that children were murdered at the facility but the investigation found no reason to bring charges against anyone – perhaps too much time has passed and there would be none to charge because they have died in the years since the facility closed.

It is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a child.