9 episodes

The Anneewakee Treatment Center for Emotionally Disturbed Youth operated in Douglasville, Georgia for over 25 years. Purportedly, it was a place that parents could send their troubled kids for help. But in reality, it was a breeding ground for abuse. This is the story of Anneewakee, as never told before.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.0 • 27 Ratings

The Anneewakee Treatment Center for Emotionally Disturbed Youth operated in Douglasville, Georgia for over 25 years. Purportedly, it was a place that parents could send their troubled kids for help. But in reality, it was a breeding ground for abuse. This is the story of Anneewakee, as never told before.

    “Rockmart”

    “Rockmart”

    Anneewakee opens up a third campus for troubled girls in Rockmart, Georgia. We hear from former patients about the abuse and the long term effect it has had on their bodies.
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    • 57 min
    “Mexico”

    “Mexico”

    Louis Poetter begins taking groups to Mexico where the boys are treated to an annual visit to a brothel. We hear one of the worst stories from Florida with hints that trafficking of underage boys may have been happening.
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    • 58 min
    “On the Gulf””

    “On the Gulf””

    The number of patients at Anneewakee is growing and the center soon expands with a second location in Carrabelle, Florida. We hear from some of the first groups sent there and stories of the backbreaking labor it took to build it.
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    • 54 min
    “Licensed”

    “Licensed”

    With the assistance of Poetter and his political ties, Anneewakee receives it’s license as a medical facility and begins accepting third party payments from insurance companies. We take a look at one of the worst experiences of Anneewakee, evaluation and observation.
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    • 44 min
    “The 1970 Hearing”

    “The 1970 Hearing”

    Following two counselors reporting of Louis Poetter abusing patients at Anneewakee, a 1970 hearing is held to see if the center can keep its license. We hear from actual court transcripts as voiced by actors.
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    • 53 min
    “Doc"

    “Doc"

    Louis “Doc” Poetter was the head and founder of Anneewakee. Since the 1940’s he managed to keep himself in the headlines, gaining relationships with many powerful people. Some early counselors see first hand Poetter’s sexual abuse with patients and attempt to do something about it.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

kaydog6969 ,

So well done

As an avid podcast listener and a survivor this is so well done
Respectful and not some sensational story of those poor victims
Well told and an amazing story about years of lies and pedophilia

Kehlekr ,

Do we all know the skip button exists?

I’ll never understand why people complain about ads on a piece of entertainment that they are listening to for free.

Everyone needs to pay bills, so the options are to include ads or to put it behind a paywall. Personally I’ll take the skippable ads.

lillana666 ,

Good Podcast cheesy music

Good topic, well done, people should hear it, but be warned the music is cheesy and distracting

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