14 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
    • 4.1 • 47 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.

    "The Wake"

    "The Wake"

    In the introduction to Camp Hell: Anneewakee, we give a summary of what Anneewakee was supposed to be and what it became. We hear from some of the very first patients of Anneewakee as well as other survivors and victims of abuse.

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    • 38 min
    "A Pine Tree and a Red Hill"

    "A Pine Tree and a Red Hill"

    A closer look at the mythos of Anneewakee and the meaning of the crest. We hear from former patients about the child labor they were forced to do and the lack of education it’s patients received.

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    • 48 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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    • 37 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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    • 47 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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    • 38 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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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Biddank ,

Transcript voice actors

Am I the only one who feels like the voice actor for the Anneewakee attorney has used a borderline offensive, really bad accent in attempt to sound like he is of African American descent?
Enjoying it so far but that voice makes me cringe.

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

oliviaforsyth ,

Hmm

Interesting story and decent reporting at first but then there are very long periods of actors reading court transcripts that are difficult to listen to. It just goes on for too long and should have been balanced out with other types of story telling throughout.

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