Boys Training School at Pine Bluff

Boys Training School at Pine Bluff

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Guest

Saint Simons Island, GA

#1 May 21, 2011
Any "old-timers" on Topix remember the Training School at PB, like how it was around the mid 60s? Am looking for info regarding its look and how the boys were housed--was it a large dorm room with beds side by side? A community shower area and toilets? TV room or anything like it?

Also, was there agricultural work on the grounds, or was it mainly indoor shop work?

Finally, how was disciplie dispensed? Was it like Cummins or Tucker where the trustys used a strap, or something lesser (I hope).

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
Guest

Saint Simons Island, GA

#2 May 27, 2011
Anybody?
Old Bluffer

Saint Petersburg, FL

#3 May 28, 2011
My grandfather worked there. Best I can remember there were 8 to 10 dorm cabins, a chapel and a rec area with an inground swimming pool.
Never saw or heard of anyone getting strapped.
Curious

Saint Simons Island, GA

#4 May 30, 2011
Thanks Old Bluffer....appreciate it!!
leslie carter

United States

#5 Oct 18, 2011
I was there in sept.1992-july.1993 it was okay being there. But I did try to escape but one dorm parent stop me. So really you had to hold your own. Cause riots was kinda frequent there.
Researcher

Madison, NJ

#6 Oct 24, 2011
Thank you for the information!
Tom from KFC

United States

#7 Oct 24, 2011
leslie carter wrote:
I was there in sept.1992-july.1993 it was okay being there. But I did try to escape but one dorm parent stop me. So really you had to hold your own. Cause riots was kinda frequent there.
was the parent gay?
Samantha

Dallas, TX

#8 Mar 7, 2012
Was here from Apr 08- Oct-3 - it's now a DCC women's unit. It still has the boys training camp signs on the buildings. One of the male guards saw a ghost in one of the units as well as some other women. Does anyone know about what used to go on at this "boys training school?"
George Tolson

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

#9 May 3, 2012
Was there during the summer of 1965....remember very clearly the conditions, work , "the silver dollar hide", could tear apart a brand new pair of Levis!(seen it).
Email me and tell me about your project/interest...I might could be of help!
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Been there

United States

#10 Mar 12, 2013
You must have been there . It was just like you said. Yard work is what I did. Yes they used the strap. When you lay down and get with the ass of your pants gone you know you have had a blank. You should not wish that on no one . I take it that is what you ment when you said ( I hope )
Guest wrote:
Any "old-timers" on Topix remember the Training School at PB, like how it was around the mid 60s? Am looking for info regarding its look and how the boys were housed--was it a large dorm room with beds side by side? A community shower area and toilets? TV room or anything like it?
Also, was there agricultural work on the grounds, or was it mainly indoor shop work?
Finally, how was disciplie dispensed? Was it like Cummins or Tucker where the trustys used a strap, or something lesser (I hope).
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
wtf

United States

#12 May 19, 2013
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Tps

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Jun 15, 2013
I was there in 1989 for 6 months and dome 3 you were rubber boots about knee high every day it was hell you had to watch your back at all time. I been in ITU in Alexander 2
Tps

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Jun 15, 2013
They give me hell all day and one day I just started hell back then they took me to ITU in Alexander for 3 month and did not go out side for anything you was lock up just like Jail but hell
Jayboy

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Jun 30, 2013
I was their back in the 90s I was ready bad
henson

Trumann, AR

#16 Oct 16, 2013
i was there 1971, worked milking cows played solfball .boxed. i was in unit 3. mr ritter was house father, it was not a bad place at all looking back.
oldtimer

Cabot, AR

#17 Mar 28, 2014
was in there in 1975 for 8 months saw no straps.Escaped 2 times only punishment was they shaved my head.have to agree with Henson not that bad after looking back
Rog

La Jolla, CA

#18 Apr 19, 2014
I was there for 7 months in '72 - worked on the Dairy. Most supervisors if not all of them, had straps. And most strappings tore up your britches and cut you good...plenty of blood. What "Been there" and Tolson said, is what was going on when I was there. If you tried to buck the strap you got it worse. Those straps got put away when visitors from Little Rock were scheduled to show up. The first week I was there, one of the brain damaged kids got raped by one of the biggest guys. The next day when the house father gave the signal a bunch of guys piled on the big guy, beat him good, then he was stretched and the house father strapped him bloody, laying face down on the floor right there in the dorm. I'm not going to say which Dorm it was. The silver dollar strap was used once when I was there on another big guy who had badly beaten a much smaller kid...he went to Tucker after.
How it was

United States

#19 Jul 15, 2014
My daddy was there in the 1960's and was sodomized a lot by Rudy Howard the current deputy superintendent in pine bluff schools. Rudy was always dripping for young boys. Rudy was at uapb then and worked part time to molest young boys. A very sick man. Hell isn't ready for Rudy yet.
IP Tracer

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#20 Jul 15, 2014
How it was wrote:
My daddy was there in the 1960's and was sodomized a lot by Rudy Howard the current deputy superintendent in pine bluff schools. Rudy was always dripping for young boys. Rudy was at uapb then and worked part time to molest young boys. A very sick man. Hell isn't ready for Rudy yet.
Your post, username, and IP have been turned into the proper authorities for further investigation into the matter. I suggest you get a Lawyer.
david sloan

Ridgedale, MO

#21 Apr 5, 2015
Guest wrote:
Any "old-timers" on Topix remember the Training School at PB, like how it was around the mid 60s? Am looking for info regarding its look and how the boys were housed--was it a large dorm room with beds side by side? A community shower area and toilets? TV room or anything like it?
Also, was there agricultural work on the grounds, or was it mainly indoor shop work?
Finally, how was disciplie dispensed? Was it like Cummins or Tucker where the trustys used a strap, or something lesser (I hope).
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
I was there from 1966 till 1968 .I worked on the dairy was also a tractor driver .I know the whole operation.i had the worse beating of my life from an old sadest whos name was Lindsey.They whipped you with a leather strap and a wooden board that would bruse you like nothing else.

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