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Camp Hell: Anneewakee

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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.

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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
1 | "The Wake"

1 | "The Wake"

2021-04-2743:5113

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
3 | “Doc"

3 | “Doc"

2021-05-1143:268

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
5 | “Licensed”

5 | “Licensed”

2021-05-2543:025

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
6 |  “On the Gulf””

6 | “On the Gulf””

2021-06-0154:564

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
7 | “Mexico”

7 | “Mexico”

2021-06-0857:54

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
8 | “Rockmart”

8 | “Rockmart”

2021-06-1557:542

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Comments (7)

J J

a different podcast, story is interesting and well produced.

Jun 11th
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Justin Broms

Podcast is great especially if you love long, frequent ads!

May 28th
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PotatoCouch

the voice actors are really annoying. and reading the transcripts is just awkward. you'd think a megamillion corporate like iheart would spring for at least b list talent

May 20th
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K C

starting to get interesting

May 20th
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Cobra 7

JP? I think that's JP.

May 19th
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Amanda Eastling

Really interesting so far. The beginning of this episode was a bit slow but picked up after. Keep them coming!

May 4th
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