I’m so Ladd, I’m so Ladd, I’m Ladd, I’m Ladd, I’m Ladd (Ladd School – Exeter, RI)

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Ladd School, a mental rehabilitation hospital, opened in 1907. The population grew from eight to over one hundred by 1923. By 1950 the population reached over one thousand. Dr. Ladd stayed until 1956, after allegations of neglect and abuse of patients. A nine year old boy, Tindaro, was found dead of asphyxiation, stuffed inside a laundry sack on the shower floor by police on October 18, 1955. If only the walls could talk…..some say they  do.

The Morgue, DEVER