I spent a couple of months researching and interviewing for this piece, which I posted last week.
It ran in The Huntsville Times, Birmingham News and Mobile’s Press-Register this past Sunday.
What touched me the most was interviewing the kids who spent time in this place, listening to them for an hour or more as they worked through the abuse they say they suffered.
It was difficult to hear.
The response to the story has been surprising in its volume. I’ve heard from former students and one former instructor who read the story, confirmed the accounts of the students I quoted, and thanked me for shedding light on what they feel is a very real problem in state law.