This place had a truly haunting history and is notable for its numerous human rights violations. A home for the early 20th century’s “feeble-minded” it quickly became a warehouse for petty criminals, “wayward girls” and other people considered to be of low character, persons whose removal from the population was deemed a benefit to society. Forced sterilizations, incarceration without trial and acts of criminality by staff and patients alike have soaked the walls of this school in horror. The school weathered several scandals before finally closing its doors for good in the early 1990’s but local residents claim to hear cries coming from the building to this day.
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- 162 Main Street
Exeter, RI 02822
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- 41.552221, -71.54309899999998
- Washington County, Rhode Island
- Nearest Towns:
- Exeter, RI (1.8 mi.)
North Kingstown, RI (4.0 mi.)
Kingston, RI (5.1 mi.)
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI (7.7 mi.)
West Greenwich, RI (8.4 mi.)
Wyoming, RI (8.6 mi.)
East Greenwich, RI (8.7 mi.)
Carolina, RI (9.1 mi.)
Narragansett Pier, RI (9.4 mi.)
Hope Valley, RI (9.5 mi.)
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