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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Charles Carroll and his brother Bobby had the misfortune of being hard-to-place foster children in New Jersey in 1950. So the Powers-That-Be simply reclassified them from "orphan" to "retarded" and exiled them to a state mental institution in New Jersey where they remained for the next ten years, deprived of their civil liberties, devoid of a right to an education, and denied a humanitarian existence. Beneath the scrubbed and military-orderly administrative offices, visiting rooms, cramped dormitories, and dank day rooms of the state institution, is where ruthless monitors kept "order" of society's outcasts for the sake of lazy and inept personnel. Order was maintained through methods so sadistic and horrific, that "child abuse" is an inadequate label. Charles was a victim of an uncaring system, one that was maintained just out of sight of a polite society. In fact, the differentiating aspect of Charles' incarceration in the nuthouse is the sardonic cosmic hook in this story: He was not nuts. He was, instead, a sensitive child with a superior IQ, unlike the majority of his abused and mentally defective peers. Moreover, Charles was consciously and intelligently aware of every moment of his suffering, and the torment of others. Holding onto their plight and his sanity, as one might an only kernel of hope, he vowed to one-day write this remarkable story of survival-not for his sake, but for the well-being and protection of those too helpless to help themselves then and now. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: Charles Carroll and his brother, Bobby, had the misfortune of being hard-to-place foster children in New Jersey in the 1950s. So the powers that be simply reclassified them from orphan, to retarded, and exiled them to a state mental institution. There they remained for nearly ten years, deprived of their civil liberties, devoid of their right to an education, and denied any semblance of a humane existence.

Beneath the sanitized facade of the institution's administrative offices and visiting rooms were cramped dormitories and dank basement hellholes. Lazy and inept personnel foisted off supervision of these children to ruthless monitors, children themselves, who maintained order through methods so sadistic and horrific, that child abuse seems a chillingly inadequate label. Charles was a victim of an uncaring, ignorant, and underfunded system, one that was kept just out of the view of polite society; hence, this true story is an American tragedy. It is a human portrayal of an uncommon nature, and no one thing contributes more to its value than its authenticity, It gives you a glimpse into the protected world of institutional "bad players, "administrators, monitors, and teachers who stood side by side with idiots and madmen and committed atrocities that caused many children to flee into an unconventional brand of protection because there was no legitimate protection for them. It also shines a light on children forced to remain in darkened basements, drained of their childhood vigor, rocking on sore tailbones alone and afraid, who were later released into the community to carry their emotional wounds for the rest of their lives--and this was the coup de grace of the state's final blow. This story is about human triumph and courage; how two brothers cared for each other when no one else would; how they understood each other when no one else did; and how they desperately clung to the needed components of love and friendship to survive, together, their ultimate victory from systemic governmental and bureaucratic misconduct.

From the Inside Flap: Beneath the sanitized facade of the institutions administrative offices and visiting rooms were cramped dormitories and dank basement hellholes. Lazy and inept personnel foisted off supervision of these children to ruthless monitors—children themselves, who maintained order through methods so sadistic and horrific that child abuse seems a chillingly inadequate label.

Charles was a victim of an uncaring, ignorant, and underfunded system, one that was kept just out of the view of polite society. But the differentiating aspect of Charles’s incarceration in this nuthouse is the ironic, cosmic hook in this story: he was not nuts. He was, in fact, a sensitive and perceptive child with a high IQ.  Moreover, Charles was consciously and painfully aware of every moment of his own abuse as well as the torment of his mentally defective fellow patients. Enduring their collective plight and clinging to his sanity as one would a tiny glimmer of hope, he vowed to one day write this remarkable story of survival, not for his sake, but for the sake of society’s outcasts and those too helpless to help themselves then and now.

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