The business about not being allowed to have your own money & food
is true.That wasn't the case at Devereux.I happened to mention
a "savings acct "my parents had set up,and Merritt "sued for it"
in 1981.I left December 6 1980.Merrit was "going crazy" then.I
heard about the fire from 2 former employees,a child care worker,
and the former twice a week music teacher.No names so as to protect
both of them.It is a relief that the school is closed.I hope the
State/Federal authorities charge the Merritts with Civil Rights
violations.From the stories I read,it sounds like a "cesspit".