8 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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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.

    “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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    • 57 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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    • 53 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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    • 43 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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    • 52 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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    • 42 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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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Episode 4 problem

Interesting series but significant editing error 45.08 on episode 4.

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Too many adverts

Interesting but keep having to skip all the adverts.

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