Jun 3, 2016

Bad Girls' School

Posted by: Naaman

This school for naughty bad girls was opened in the 1930's and has undergone numerous renovations, re-namings, and loose re-purposings. It finally shut down when the last few bad girls survived a direct hit from a crazy tornado.

 A lot of the old buildings have been razed leaving a certain emptiness to the sprawling facility. The once beautiful man-made swimming lake is filled with giant turtles and felled trees. 

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School for Bad Girls

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10 comments:

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    1. Old Springville Road in Clay, AL 35048 Heading north it is the 1st right after Somersby Parkway.

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  5. As a woman who spent her 17th and 18th birthday at Chalkville I witnessed more abuse, neglect, violence, and negligence in my time here than I have my entire life. I have seen girls who came into this place at 14 years old and wound up pregnant at the hands of the adult male guards. There were more cases of staph infection than headaches. They left a 15 year old in labor on the floor of a cell HANDCUFFED AND SHACKLED for 6 hours. If you spoke up you didn't get out. If you told your family you didn't see your family. If you refused to go to church you did get out. Some of these girls were in there simply because they needed guidance at home. The courts sent them here because it was supposed to help them and instead they got abused and mistreated. I have kept in touch with most if the girls I knew in there and 9 of them are in tutweiller or halfway houses today. Luckily for me i went there 2 times and managed to stay out of trouble as an adult but the girls who started being sent here from ages 12 and up were just screwed. They were institutionalized so young that they had no chance. This is litterally the only way of life they knew and now know. This wasn't a Republican or Democrat issue. It was a these girls don't matter issue. Half of these girls needed to be in rehab or mental health facilities and they were put in Chalkville with girls who had committed violent crimes. I was in there with a girl who RAPED her BABY STEPBROTHER and another one who ended up beating a girls face into a toilet until she killed her. Know what I did? Left home before I was 18. This place was evil incarnate and the girls who survived it are scarred for life.

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  6. As a female who stayed in this facility from 1995 until 1998, this was the worst possible "hell-p" any child could have ever went through. I escaped while there and stayed gone for a year. I watched all of my friends get raped multiple times. My best friend was having sex with the gate guard for cigarettes. They would through the girls with the least sense into the "Timeout room" and beat them if they breathed the wrong way. I was constantly a victim of abuse. Mr Brown, a guard who watched the halls, would grab me where I knew he wasn't suppose to. I was so insecure back then I mentioned it when they were questioning all of us, but I guess the only people who got paid were the ones who were friends with each other. I've spent my whole life dwelling on all of the horrible things I witnessed and went through myself there. God put his hand down on this place and spared the girls. I'm sure he was tired of the abuse too

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    1. Hey, I'm not sure who you are exactly - but I would really like it if you would reply back to me.. I really just need to talk to you.

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    2. I lived in Clay my entire life and always heard horror stories of this place. I am so so sorry you girls had to endure that trauma, and at such a defining age in life. It seems like this place was once a sanctuary for girls to learn (back in the 40s) but at some point evil crept in and this became a place for vulnerable girls to be abused even more. Praying for all the girls who endured abuse at this place.

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  7. I was there in 1967&1968, stayed there 18 months.
    Didn't like it then but never saw any abuse, as I've gotten older I realize it was the best thing that could have happened to me. I helped paint the ceiling tiles for the chapel. So sad it turned into a hell hole.

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