This is BULLSHIT. I never ran into anyone who I thought would intentionally harm someone. I have never seen anything as cheap and pathetic as Kaufman County Sherrifs Jail.... Something has to be done about this....this story is the discriminating story i have ever heard... Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on November 22, 2011: I don't know. Our lives are in their hands.. we are at our most vulnerable at these times. Board of Charities and Corrections (1789-1917). Cheers 2 love light - life! I spent 3 years there being tortred physically abused sexually abused. It was Gothic and frightening in the seventies and it was closed down shortly after I left at thirteen, for being unfit. Thank you for sharing your story. Bowman, and I very much hope you are right. We asked for them to release him so we can get the bad spirits out of him, this is what we believe and i know he ha rights but what should we do please help, so he wont be a lost soul in there. She said to me: "I wasn't always crazy. Yeah, I hope it's a better place now, and it wasn't terrible when I was there - hopefully with the death of my former classmate, Jason Evans, they've made some changes. I was raped there by a black orderly in a padded cell late at night. .They killed him at Terrell State Hospital, a place where I once spent three weeks, as a local cop had said. Report of the Special Committee of the Senate Appointed to Investigate the Management of the State Institutions at Cranston, Rhode Island. R u a guitar picker? The places I've been were...very uncomfortable places The Dallas Life Foundation (I do know people who loved the place...I hated it) The 24 Hour Club...that's a better place, it's non religious, but it is specifically aimed at alcoholics. I lasted half a shift and walked out. At the end of it there is information about a human rights group and a link to CCHRINT - citizens commission on human rights international. . Want the best for her and am not trying to brush her under the rug but am horrified she may succeed. NEVER got told what to expect. I am currently employed at TSH. That was 12 years ago. This story made me so sad. Sounds like a story to me. A few people I came in contact with there were very combative and I was attacked several times, and then there were others who seemed to be so far away. There's going to be lots of that large facility that are public, but of course, lots of it is NOT public. I appreciate all the stories. 8) Watch Out for Children: Tower Hill Road in Cumberland is said to be a paranormal hot spot. It is quite unfortunate that this ordeal happened, but i do not personally believe that Jason was MURDERED. Unknownfemale!!!!!!!!! I also hadn't eaten for about 36 hours or so and that didn't help. The hospital continued to be governed by a local board of managers until 1920 when the State Board of Control assumed the duties for governing State Eleemosynary Institutions. Sure enough, a creepy leprechaun with razor-edged teeth and orange eyes wandered its way onto Thrillvania Haunted House Park. .I was working 70+ hours a week, all I could do on the net, or anywhere else was sneak a few beers in, and say "hello.". How did mental illness become punishable by death in this country? I also know that there are some ...not so good employees that make the patients of the hospital feel as though they are in prison. It only took 30 minutes in the first one to see WHAT A SCAM LOAD OF BS. I want out of big D. U know of any good resources - they would b greatly appreciated. May 30, 2015 - Explore Lisa Wooten's board "terrell" on Pinterest. I'm a singer, picker n songwriter. I really liked your style here, and if I do decide to do that hub, I'll come back here and get immersed in your style again:) The link is below, but I didn't want to break a rule and get kicked out of hubpages or go to hubber jail! A lot I can share with you and none of it is bad. I started to say more, but ended up deleting a lot, because I didn't want to take over your whole hub. He was a great person, kind soul, such a talented, gifted musician who's dreams were bigger than he realized, and a great friend. This gal is old enough to be your Gramma. She even used the terminology "sweep her under the rug". All content is posted anonymously by employees working at Terrell State Hospital. They only acknowledged me when they wanted to move me from one area of processing to another until I was in a cell. Yes that's me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on May 28, 2012: I had an interview to work there once - but I got hired for another job before then. I think three weeks was there standard....minimum for looking someone over. . The point I am trying to make is that people in a position of authority seem quick to cross the line for one reason or another. She has indeed made my life a living hell in the past and she still torments me by driving by my apartment, sabotaging my car, stalking me, planting strangers in my life to "befriend " me with ulterior motives of harming me. Those places were all very inexpensive...I never had the funds to go to one of those really upscale rehabs, one can spend an entire fortune on a drug rehab. I wasn't crazy either, my mother just wanted to get rid of me. Interesting as she indeed did that when I was a child, and recently she hacked my computer and read an autobiography in "My Documents" which used the term "sweeping me under the rug" in it. So.........glad I checked this page today...I do remember she was questioning me about how to find this article about Terrell State Hospital. I think that a big part of the problem is that in the unstable economy years....there aren't a lot of people to choose from to hire. Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on February 05, 2011: Doesn't mean you are a saint my dear...just being a person feeling from your heart..I have a story you wouldn't believe of a G-Ma Life can suck and it can be good...it is very involved...:O) Hugs G-Ma. We try so damn hard to make a difference, and when I used to work for the lab as a phlebotomist, part of my duties included going to a place called Charter Hospital- a care facility for all sorts of people with a range of mental and emotional needs. I had to learn from experience sadly about the employees in the system and how it worked. I'm sick of the mentally ill being treated no better than criminals..and while we're at it, I can't think of anyone who ought to be treated as though they are of lesser value than the next person. You drew attention to some very sad and wrong things that happened , and as the discussion continued over time, it wasn't a totally bad place; there were some good people there. I would so love to go there sort of like how the Jews visit concentration camps? I'm sort of a newborn Hubbie, just a couple months. I like those lyrics too! Superintendent of the Terrell Insane Asylum Resigns. I would be completely shocked if the cemetery at Terrell State Hospital wasn't open to the public - but I'd imagine that to access it you have to pass through the guard shack, and just tell them that you would like to visit the cemetery. I've been working in the field of mental health and addiction for quite some time. I was referring however to the OLD OLD Original Terrell State Hospital. I truly want to stay sober but need support/help. Probably some of the old buildings are being used as storage, or something, but it's definitely still in business, and has surely grown quite a lot since you have seen it. Not that anyone questions that. Some things are better kept to yourself! You or your readers might be interested in my hub on shocking news about psychiatric medications and treatment. The more I travel as a "human pinball experiment" the more I find that the jails and institutions of the world are not on the same page, medically, as the free world Doctors are with their clients-the sad case of Jason Evan's death, and he was murdered, overdosed by staff, at Terrell State Hospital, in Terrell, Texas; is obviously the far end of this sick situation-but I've encountered many another sick situation elsewhere.Kaufman County Jail, I had just been transferred out of the suicide tank to a population cell-the only other inhabitant of which was a man named Gary Don Marrs. I suspect that the problem is that everyone is preoccupied with their dreams of wealth and other mass media bullshit - instead of paying attention to the important things that are right before them. After much research into this "facility," and "red tape" in good time all should be brought into light. Claire Evans from South Africa on February 06, 2011: Hippocratic oath got tossed and flushed with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; someone waved some money, and the money whores became warlocks. Hi there.. I was also surprised to learn that the Sheriff has been in office for over thirty years (30 years). I don't know what to do, but you could maybe ask a lawyer if you have a case to pursue. Admittedly, not taking my meds would not have killed me, but going cold-turkey made me sick as hell; I had to be moved in a wheel chair when I got out. I found this article as I was surfing pics of the OLD Terrell State Hospital. Oh it was plain that most of the workers weren't educated much, not all of them were mean spirited sorts, but some were just the dregs of South Terrell, and hated everyone, it seemed. IN FACT, psychiatrists and therapists painted the freaking picture of mental hospitals as a place to relax like a freaking vacation spot. Maybe then I will be at peace. Incidentally, I would like to say that she is elderly now and I am grown, yet she is still very mentally ill herself (covert aggressive manipulator, bi-polar and borderline personality disorder) and she is still trying to make my life a living hell. Now I have to use the computer at the library, good thing I had paper copies. Not far away here in Kaufman, Texas - the county Sheriff a decade or so ago ran the entire methamphetamine distribution business! In the Gary Adams case, Terrell hospital was the victim of longstanding blind spots in our assumptions about public mental health. How many girls fight over you at the same time?? I personally had a "friend" who passed some time ago due to similar consequence. . The problem is that anyone that tells you of a monorealistic way that things are...is either ignorant, or lying. The ghost of a young girl is often heard playing in the lobby, and she’s definitely spooked a few of the guests. This place still exists.. my aunt works there as a nurse. Terrell State Hospital is a public psychiatric hospital located in Terrell, Texas, United States, established in 1885. The fiery blast of Voodoo Bayou was unable to scare away the leprechaun. Mental Health Techs don't require much education at all. The Biltmore Hotel in Providence is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in Rhode Island. Flickr/Margaret. . Separating these patients from the rest of the population would minimize the spread of tuberculosis. He ruptured my insides and I was never able to have any kids. In her attempts. The CIA has sold cocaine in Los Angeles, and locked people up for buying what they were selling....all the while the media plays the whole thing up to sell or imply a "crisis" in the minds of the populace...which allows for nary a whimper when some lawmaker who got elected due to corporate campaign donations....gets a "get tough on crime" bill in the house or senate. Despite my awful childhood and her terroristic tactics throughout my life, I am a successful writer and retired nurse. And this was $7,000 a day they were making off of my insurance.. and this was in 1994... WHY do they not care to watch very closely the employees that they get and the lack of caring that goes on?? I could tell that story, but it's . Yes the drugs aren't necessarily the slightest bit "good," but seldom are they anything like what our society at large sees them as. Three years later, in 1847, Butler Hospital, reputed in its time to be one of the most progressive institutions in the nation for the treatment of the mentally ill, opened its doors. Three years later, in 1847, Butler Hospital, reputed in its time to be one of the most progressive institutions in the nation for the treatment of the mentally ill, opened its doors. Kate, I've been the rounds in Dallas in sobriety circles. I don't like hurting people.". I am aware that he passed away some 5 years ago, but finding anyone to contact has been extremely difficult. Guess it was kind of like a case of drunk driving. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 16, 2012: I wish I could help you Pastor Angel...but I'm only acquainted with criminal lawyers. Today I am 47 yrs old and I still have nightmares. .well, actually, I'm only paranoid if I've been fucking up. One last question? The hospital in fact has improved over the last several years. I recall seeing a doctor the day following the evening I wound up there...and after about fifteen minutes he wrote "short stay" on his documents so he'd remember that I needed out of there in three weeks. It's a mental health watchdog organization. This sad shit happens every day. . There was the children, the elderly and then the wing I went to last. There just aren't that many folks I ever see that I'd personally make a move to have locked up in Terrell State Hospital...but the short time I was there, I saw folks that absolutely needed supervision and care all day every day...but most persons there were just...random people, no different from the lunatics in offices, plants, bars, houses, and on the streets. I can't sleep for more than a couple of hours at a time without some psych meds, and without sleep I wind up getting really shitty with the attitude, and feel awful. He was a great friend of mine and considered him an older brother to me. What is true for one might not always be true for another. One nursing home that I got a job in ( I ahould have known better at interview cause the atmosphere was poison), they were suppose to look after frail elderly people. I'm not sure what the whole dealio was as I was never allowed to have the police report. Hi H1B...I think Terrell does some treatment and diagnosis...especially with the persons in the wards that someone that just passed through there for a three week stay never see. They can and mostly DO, do the most damage during someones stay if interacted with. 19 Terrell State Hospital. There is information there about patient rights and responsibilities. While there are new buildings in place of the original structures, the hospital is not associated with the nearby, often-photographed ruins that have lit up the Internet in recent years. I have learned how to forgive this woman, my mother. drugged. . I wan sent to Terrell when I was 13 after an overdose. There were and are a lot of kind and good folks working there - but there are some total human scum employed there as well. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on December 12, 2011: Very sorry to hear about that, Sir - and no, I do not doubt you at all. I trust the illegal drugs more than I do the legal ones - because I know that the laws of the US federal government are merely fascist profiteering of criminals. I've one last grandparent, and she's in a nursing home right now, she "might" get to return to her home. Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. Now take the time to review the sad case of Jason Evans, a friend who'd been hospitalized for care, and was murdered by what more resemble prison guards than social workers, or health care staff. It was like living in the most medieval nightmare for five years and not being able to wake up. The nickname stuck until only recently, when the latest owners decided to revert back to the property’s heyday. To be fair, though, I should have given more information. Compared those places to Rick Perryland, and we're a disgrace down here. . So, in an effort to fulfill the need for scariness in your life, we rounded up some of our city's many creepy AF urban legends. Gary Don is a diabetic, and while living with this disease through much, if not all of his adult life he finally found a way to feel okay. ;). I was put in a private facility which my insurance paid for.. not one of the nurses, the social workers, or the phychiatrist (who slept through the sessions with me) noticed that I was overloaded and having side affects on the medication that they were giving me. I think I'm actually happier now with no money, no ride, and lots of free time. Rule #1 when corresponding with me: Never belittle yourself. Todd, I'm glad you forwarded that. In Sweden they were asked in a recent census what was the most important issue that they felt the nation and politics ought to address, and they said simply, "mental health". I've been to jail only once, but when I went in, I wasn't allowed to have the medicine I was taking. Is the Wild wood cemetery accessible? My co-workers as well as myself treat all the patients with kindness and respect, but I cannot speak for everyone. Suicide is most often a terribly selfish thing - but I'm not philosophically able to make a "firm comment" about it, as we all, indeed, have the right to do with ourselves as we please. I love life and have absolutely no intention of committing suicide. . Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 05, 2011: Yeah, but I'm WAY paranoid all of the time, I just talk so much shit. What weird fancies does that call up. You must love it. I'd give you some good local names of those...but I've no idea what kind of lawyer one would need to ...contend with the Terrell State Hospital. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 14, 2013: AllisonS - Pleased to hear that! Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 25, 2018: I'm also a person from Kaufman, and I live there again these days. This is the Terrell State Hospital company profile. And it is a good thing they put me here. A few of these places have a benign history, many though, can not make this claim. She is in the Providence based acoustic duo Tammy & Jeana, and the folk act known as Great Gale. . It was finally closed down when some of the former nursing and care staff along with families went to a big newspaper and told the story. I wish we could get our society here to see this as being a crucial issue for the well being of our culture too. Terrell, Texas, December 18.--- I have spent a night in an insane asylum. . Its beyond irresponsible. .not very flattering for me, to say the least; maybe someday I'll think of a way to present it. Well, it is never acceptable for staff to administer a fatal overdose of something. Have you written anything on your stay there? I sure hope so! Jeana commutes to Northeastern University in Boston where she is pursuing an M.S. The four abandoned buildings near the site of the hospital actually belonged to the Bexar County Juvenile Home for Boys. What happened though, is this: when Gary Don found himself in the Kaufman County slammer the house doc, who also happens to be the mayor of Kaufman, Dr. Fortner, changed his meds-he didn't seem to see the point in Gary Don having a clean bill of health and a positive attitude. Seems Mason Evans (Jason's Dad) and his wife no longer live in this town, and my friend that was always really close to Jason has also passed away. I think that twelve step recovery programs truly work some amazing miracles in the lives of millions and millions of persons the world over. You are so right though, about all the wonderful writers and all the many subjects they write about. Mental health facilities that employ techs (MHT) attract a lot of people that have violent pasts or have been in JAIL. Eh, it comes out here and there; I've got lots of stories about the place; but I'm not sure it would make for one big story, all I remember are bits and pieces; and a fella by the name of Chris something, . This Hub is great...voted up & interesting. In other words, his and his counties co-working members getting a bigger pay raise at the end of the year was more important than a county inmate receiving the better medications prescribed to him by what was, no doubt, a superior physician. Keep up the great work, and "never hold back.". If nothing else, I would just like to visit his grave for personal closure. 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