Dept. of Justice and Lufkin State School

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Since: Dec 10

Humble, TX

#1 Apr 7, 2011
Lufkin State School, aka Lufkin State Supported Living Center, is under investigation by the DOJ for a multitude of problems.

My niece is a resident of LSS and has been for 8 years. I have been trying to get her out for 4 yrs. now. She has been involved in many, many, employee abuse cases. LSS doesn't discharge abusers, they simply move them to another residence.

The women in her residence are forced to take cold showers every night; they say they stop giving showers if the water is under a certain temp. I was there, I saw, and that is not true. One of the residents came out of the shower with water dripping from her hair and her arms were still wet. They didn't even dry her off but sent her out into the A/C'd room.?????

My niece got her first dental treatment in the 8 years she's been there. Two of her teeth were so rotten they had to be pulled. What happened in the other 8 years? Not a thing. A prominent employee of LSS admitted to me that the residents do receive sub-standard dental care.

At least four times previously, she has ingested cleaning fluid that has been left out in the open. I got a call this a.m. stating that it has happened yet again. AND THEY THINK THAT I CAN'T PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE FOR HER????? My dogs are much better off than most of the residents in state schools.

I know that LSS provides a lot of jobs, but these abuses must stop!!!

There are agencies trying to get guardianships reformed so that loving relatives, like me, can take their relatives out of state schools and into a loving home. Why do they want to keep these people? If it is a matter of revenue, then the state employees responsible for imprisoning these residents have no integrity or moral standards.
tell the truth

Austin, TX

#2 Apr 12, 2011
Are you forgetting that your neice was badly beaten while in your care? If you cared so much about her why did you allow her to be placed in a state school in the first place?

Since: Dec 10

Humble, TX

#3 Jul 25, 2011
tell the truth wrote:
Are you forgetting that your neice was badly beaten while in your care? If you cared so much about her why did you allow her to be placed in a state school in the first place?
No, I have never forgotten that, but she wasn't as badly beaten as people would like to believe (thank God). Too much gossip and bad reporting of facts/non-facts have turned this case into a 3-year fiasco. She is still suffering in there, and I out here. Our assailant got 60 years - he knows where he is and where he is going to be. My niece and I are still in limbo. I sure wish the 'professionals' at LSSLC would grow up and quit playing high school 'oooo, she was bad. she can't be in our group. ooooo'. Thankfully she was not as badly hurt as I was, but it wasn't my idea that she be there in the first place. LSSLC wanted her to spend more time with me because they said she was acting up, so we set up a schedule for visits. It's too bad that I was in a rented room and felt safe for 3 weeks, but I didn't know that my house mate had a drug problem because he and his mother both lied to me. He was losing his job so he turned to drugs for 36 hrs. What bad timing. Also, don't try contacting the police, sheriff, or DPS to ask them if someone is dangerous and/or has a criminal record =- they won't tell you. The laws are set up to protect the "felons" and financial interest of attorneys when these felons re-commit. We must contact our legislators to change these privacy rules for convicts.

I (me) did not put here in such a place. Her mother (my sister) severely neglected her to the point of malnutrition. Had my mother not gone to CA to see them when she did, she would have starved to death in her playpen. I have been trying to get her out for several reasons:
1. I know that she wasn't born mentally retarded and still isn't. She has spend 40 years in a mental institution simply because her mother never wanted or loved her. The only one at LSSLC intelligent enough to see this is Dr. Carlin.
2. LSSLC has not given her proper medical care for her 'renal insufficency' which has now progressed to Stage 3 kidney disease. The residents of LSSLC are guinea pigs for 'risky' meds. One of her co-residents died about 2 years ago from the same thing.
3. My niece has been involved in many employee abuse cases, four in one year alone!
4. She is happy when she is off-campus, she started talking, watching TV, smiling all the time, washing her own hair and showering. Her personal team at LSSLC is not the least bit interested in these facts. Pity! Her ad litem attorney has not done one thing in Misty's best interest, and she seems to be quite scarce now. She has the school thoroughly duped into thinking the court is the only one with control of the stupid restrictions when they could be changed at the school's recommendation. For 3 years now I have lived with nothing but stress and anguish. All I want is to get my niece out and take her to my loving home in Tenn. Did I happen to mention that LSSLC broke the laws of guardianship when they didn't discharge her to me when I was awarded full guardianship. Why didn't they discharge her, you ask? The discharge coordinator was confused and 'assumed' that she needed an interstate transfer if she were moving to my home in TN. Why didn't Ms. Wasson or Mr. Garrett step in and ask "why are they still here if she has full guardianship?" Other agencies asked that question of me and then said "that's ridiculous" when I explained what happened.

I hope this brings some light to your questions. I've tried explaining and explaining to LSSLC until I'm blue in the face, but they prefer to stick to their red-neck, gossip-mongering ideologies. Such a pity for my niece.

Since: Dec 10

Humble, TX

#4 Jul 25, 2011
tell the truth wrote:
Are you forgetting that your neice was badly beaten while in your care? If you cared so much about her why did you allow her to be placed in a state school in the first place?
I surely hope I didn't waste 10 minutes writing a response and it not show up?!?!

Since: Dec 10

Humble, TX

#5 Jul 25, 2011
tell the truth wrote:
Are you forgetting that your neice was badly beaten while in your care? If you cared so much about her why did you allow her to be placed in a state school in the first place?
OK, I hope this reply comes thru. I did not put my niece in such a place - her mother, who never wanted her and who neglected her to the point of malnutrition, did. My mother visited my sister in CA and found my niece in her playpen unable to walk because she was so weak. Had she not visited, my niece would have starved to death. I am trying to get her out after 37 years of trying to find out where she was.

She wasn't as badly beaten as people think (thank God) because of the poor reporting of facts/non-facts and lots of gossip. LSSLC is still having a problem distinguishing between gossip and facts. Too bad they haven't taken any time to find out if ANY of the info they received is true or not. The last 3 years of stress and anguish for me is based on lies, gossip, inuendo, personal opinions and assumptions. Even the court-imposed visitation restrictions are NOT based on facts!!!!(No one I have spoken to is happy with the court system in Angelina County.)

I never planned on having her spend overnights with me in the rented room, LSSLC wanted her to. If I had known at any time in the 3 weeks I was there and felt perfectly safe that my housemate had a drug problem, I wouldn't have been there either. He lied to me about drugs, his mother lied to me, and don't ever try to contact the police, sheriff, or DPS to find out if someone is dangerous or has a criminal record because they won't tell you. They have laws that protect the "felons" but none to protect a law-abiding citizen who needs info. We need to contact our legislators to get these 'privacy' law changed for our safety.

I am still fighting to get her out because she is totally unhappy in there, she is abused by employees most days, her 'renal failure' has progressed to Stage 3 Renal Disease (which I had to find out from an uninvolved source) because they haven't had her on a restricted diet for the years she has had this, she hadn't been to a nephrologist regularly, and she is going to die just like one of the other ladies in her residence did 1 or 2 years ago. She is just another guinea pig in the LSSLC wheels of injustice.

I keep telling her team how happy she is when she is off-campus, she started talking to people she trusts, started watching TV "that's amazing for her", according to her Social Worker, yet they still imprison her. For what? I have asked them many questions many times in the past 3 years but they won't answer me. I believe the ad litem told them to say "I don't recall" which I've heard way too many times. How many people say that in everyday conversation??? They hem and haw and never give any pertinent answers. My niece is dying before my eyes. I am going to fight and fight and fight their ignorance until the day we walk out of there. I just hope I don't have to take her out in a casket.

I hope this clarified any questions you might have had. God bless

Since: Dec 10

Humble, TX

#6 Jul 25, 2011
NotAnAngelinaCountyFan wrote:
Lufkin State School, aka Lufkin State Supported Living Center, is under investigation by the DOJ for a multitude of problems.
My niece is a resident of LSS and has been for 8 years. I have been trying to get her out for 4 yrs. now. She has been involved in many, many, employee abuse cases. LSS doesn't discharge abusers, they simply move them to another residence.
The women in her residence are forced to take cold showers every night; they say they stop giving showers if the water is under a certain temp. I was there, I saw, and that is not true. One of the residents came out of the shower with water dripping from her hair and her arms were still wet. They didn't even dry her off but sent her out into the A/C'd room.?????
My niece got her first dental treatment in the 8 years she's been there. Two of her teeth were so rotten they had to be pulled. What happened in the other 8 years? Not a thing. A prominent employee of LSS admitted to me that the residents do receive sub-standard dental care.
At least four times previously, she has ingested cleaning fluid that has been left out in the open. I got a call this a.m. stating that it has happened yet again. AND THEY THINK THAT I CAN'T PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE FOR HER????? My dogs are much better off than most of the residents in state schools.
I know that LSS provides a lot of jobs, but these abuses must stop!!!
There are agencies trying to get guardianships reformed so that loving relatives, like me, can take their relatives out of state schools and into a loving home. Why do they want to keep these people? If it is a matter of revenue, then the state employees responsible for imprisoning these residents have no integrity or moral standards.
I recently read the DOJ report. Everything I have ever complained to the school about is validated in the report. Why does my niece have to stay in there when she has a loving home to go to?
Concerned

Bedford, TX

#7 Mar 14, 2012
Your niece becomes violent upon your arrival! We have no problems with her until you show up, then she has horri behaviors. It is you whom she fears.

Since: Dec 10

Livingston, TN

#8 Mar 15, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Your niece becomes violent upon your arrival! We have no problems with her until you show up, then she has horri behaviors. It is you whom she fears.
Excuse ME!!!!!! I have had many lies told before but this is a new one. They have security tapes on campus now. Show me one that proves anything like that.

I can tell that you are not even affiliated with LSS. Go make trouble somewhere else, please.

FYI: When I came on the scene, Misty wouldn't let anyone touch her. Now she gives lots of hugs and big smiles.

Since: Dec 10

Livingston, TN

#9 Mar 15, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Your niece becomes violent upon your arrival! We have no problems with her until you show up, then she has horri behaviors. It is you whom she fears.
Show us a security tape that proves this. You're like my sister: she tells lies but can't back up what she says and most times can't even remember what lies she told to whom. Get a life.

Since: Dec 10

Livingston, TN

#10 Mar 15, 2012
Update: In Aug, 2011 I made a special request that my niece be put back in the dental chair since it had been over a year since those extractions. They finally got her into the chair a few weeks ago and had to have 4 more teeth extracted due to decay.

Last year one of the workers was so abusive that my niece was at the point of pulling her hair out. A few days later I found her torso covered with little black and blue marks which looked as though someone was pinching her. How much more does she have to endure before the judge stops assuming that our assailant and I were doing drugs together? When are the rednecks going to wake up and look at all the facts - not just the fact that "it happened, it just happened"? I know it happened. We all know it happened. Get over it and release my niece so she can have a peaceful life with someone who loves her and can take much better care of her than LSSLS can. I look forward to the day when their doors are closed. Many of the residents will fare much better on the outside.
tell the truth

Austin, TX

#11 Mar 15, 2012
Maybe you should hire an attorney to help with your case instead of running your mouth on here.

Since: Nov 09

East Texas (TX, not PA)

#12 Mar 18, 2012
To NotAnAngelinaCountyFan:

Run your mouth here all you want. What else is this place for?

I used to work as a nurse's aide at LSS, and I feel for you. It's not anything like a substitute for living in a family home. Any resident who can find another place to live should be allowed to.

Since: Dec 10

Livingston, TN

#13 Mar 25, 2012
Fire-Starter James wrote:
To NotAnAngelinaCountyFan:
Run your mouth here all you want. What else is this place for?
I used to work as a nurse's aide at LSS, and I feel for you. It's not anything like a substitute for living in a family home. Any resident who can find another place to live should be allowed to.
Thank you, Fire. I know how abusive that place is and can't believe that a 'good' judge would leave someone there knowing they have a nice, safe home to go to. With the DOJ looking at them, the concensus is that they will be closing, and those without anywhere to go will be dumped on the streets and probably wind up in jail/prison like many before them.

Concerned: I have had 2 lawyers. First one for a simple guardianship - 4-6 week process,$1500. Him wanting to hike up the $$$- 4 mos.,$6,000 and that was before the assault.
Second one promises to help me in April, in October I told him I would ask for a meeting with the judge if he was too busy, and voila, later that week we had a court date.

They don't ask the right questions and don't call the right people to testify especially when lawyer #1 told me "the Social Worker was here to testify on your behalf but I didn't have time to call her up there". He was finally fired the next day.

I am here hoping that the right person will see this and offer some 'real' help. If you know of an honest lawyer who cares more about justice than $$$, please let me know.
diddly-squat

Lufkin, TX

#14 May 15, 2012
Sounds to me like she is more safe in the Lufkin State School than with you. Incidently LSS is NOT a business. It is a State of Texas agency.
Over the years, I have known many employees that worked there and many volunteers there.
I can tell from your ramblings that your niece is better off there than with you. There is no doubt that you have an agenda. There is something hiding in the woodpile.

Since: Dec 10

Byrdstown, TN

#15 May 15, 2012
diddly-squat wrote:
Sounds to me like she is more safe in the Lufkin State School than with you. Incidently LSS is NOT a business. It is a State of Texas agency.
Over the years, I have known many employees that worked there and many volunteers there.
I can tell from your ramblings that your niece is better off there than with you. There is no doubt that you have an agenda. There is something hiding in the woodpile.
Why do I even bother answering people like you? There has only been one person besides you who said I have an agenda - Misty's biological mother who gave her up not once, but twice then cries to everyone that she's losing her daughter again. She is not sad about this but angry because she doesn't want me to "win" again. She's always crying to my mother "Suzie won again". My mother keeps asking me 'what are you winning?'. Mother, I have no idea. Diane is a big crybaby and liar. I'm beginning to think that those who have responded negatively know her or are at her level, which is not admirable. Why don't you tell me what my agenda could be.

Did I mention that I saw my niece in April? Did I happen to mention that she AGAIN had not one, but two black eyes ???!!?!!?? The notes said she was rubbing her eyes a lot. So they want me to believe this????? Really. She will bite her hands when she is nervous or something bothers her. Did I happen to mention that the callouses on her hands are twice as large as they ever were before and she has even started biting the backs of her hands?/!!!!!?!? Her hands look like they belong on some kind of monster. I have been telling them for four years now that SOMEONE is still abusing her but they prefer to act like they're not paying attention to what I say. Everyone at LSSLC knows the abuse that goes on there every day. Most of the residents there would fair better in a cage at the vet's office - 3 good meals a day and twice a day they have a good walk. At least the dogs know to bite back when someone hurts them. Shall we talk about the girl who died in the shower???? How many other questionable deaths have happened there?

State agency or business - they are abusing the people they are warehousing and testing drugs on. So you know some who have worked there and volunteers, then you must have heard some of the horror stories. Read the DOJ reports... they tell all.

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