Industrial Home for Youth

Industrial Home for Youth

There are 70 comments on the The Times West Virginian story from Jun 14, 2010, titled Industrial Home for Youth. In it, The Times West Virginian reports that:

A product of the Division of Juvenile Services, the Industrial Home for Youth is the statea s only maximum-security correctional facility of its type for youth offenders.

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Louie

Valley Head, WV

#43 Sep 10, 2010
is the guy in charge up there going to be fired because of the escape
Joebob

Fairmont, WV

#44 Sep 10, 2010
Thats funny! He will probably get a raise and the people who were supposed to be watching them will not be in trouble either, thats how it works up there.
Callahan

Fairmont, WV

#45 Sep 11, 2010
I heard that the local news is going to interview several former employees and put out a lengthy story about that place and the feds may be involved...could get interesting..
another problem

Valley Head, WV

#46 Sep 11, 2010
I hope they interview some ex residents as well, and for gods sakes there are more problems than just the superintendent, the biggest problem in my opinion is one of the unit managers who have screwed over so many people over the years and destroyed those kids and is totally crazy, and yet year after year they put up with this crazy nutt job this person should have been fired years ago she is one of the major reasons the place is falling apart she is always screwing with people.
Nutts

Fairmont, WV

#47 Sep 11, 2010
yes, I agree, must be the one with the third eye?
another problem

Valley Head, WV

#48 Sep 11, 2010
u got it
whitebread

Fairmont, WV

#49 Sep 12, 2010
Maybe John Raese needs to know what a good job Manchin has done with Juvenile Services. Sure would be good info for him, since IHY was manned by his pals.....
here we go

Valley Head, WV

#50 Sep 26, 2010
I hear in November major change is going to take place at IHY. What I like is the fact if Manchin does get elected to the senate and Earl Ray will be Gov there will be a new director of DJS and that Director I am sure is going to make some major major chnages and I would say Salem is first on the target list followed by a couple of other facilities. The management there is what they call short timers now.
Clarence

Athol, MA

#51 Sep 28, 2010
To all of the backstabbers up there remember this....When a person loses everything...They are then capable of doing ANYTHING!!!Think about this and you all know who you are!
SAD TIMES

West Union, WV

#52 Sep 28, 2010
SO whats your point ??
I have a question

Valley Head, WV

#53 Oct 2, 2010
Statehouse or a bordello?
SAD TIMES

West Union, WV

#54 Oct 2, 2010
What has the better turn out and cash flow??
I have a question

Valley Head, WV

#55 Oct 2, 2010
O h I heard there are some interesting things happening at the state house just did not know for sure
hmmha

Valley Head, WV

#56 Oct 25, 2010
?
yea here we go

Valley Head, WV

#57 Oct 25, 2010
Law suits they are a coming hahahahahaha
Former employee 3 years

Morgantown, WV

#58 Oct 1, 2012
while I worked at IHY a CCI had sex with a resident. She did not get charged just ask to quit. A Female Co was giving bj's to kids. I was there when resident BH died sitting at his desk in his room. It was 3 years of hell working there. The other staff was a-holes to other staff. There was staff that took kids word over staff.
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riversnake

Clarksburg, WV

#60 Oct 2, 2012
someone who knows wrote:
i knew someone that worked there and I was there once when I was a teenager, that place is filled with nothing but child molestors. Anyone can get a job there if they havent been previously convicted of a crime. Thats all that happened...guards would have sex with the kids...usually male guards taking advantage of the teenage boys. The kids are not treated fairly...its really a sad situation
thats a load of crap. residents there are being hugged by charleston.
oh my

Weirton, WV

#61 Oct 3, 2012
riversnake wrote:
<quoted text> thats a load of crap. residents there are being hugged by charleston.
I agree and someone, a guard, counselor, is going to get seriously hurt then the state can worry about the lawsuit the employee files for unsafe working enviroment.
Jenny

Mullens, WV

#62 Jun 23, 2013
I was at the Industrial Home For Girls (as it was called then) in 1964 and 1965. I was sent there for being incorrigible. I had never broken a law...just liked to stay out late and have fun. Never was into smoking or drinking or bad stuff. My girlfriend and I thought it would be fun one day to hop a very slow-moving train and ride it for a few miles, but the State Police caught us and put us in the child shelter in Dunbar, Wv. We were actually put on probation for that, and when I broke my probation by being out after 10pm one night the police took me back to the child shelter. I ended up sentenced to Salem. I was only 16 yrs old. You know, people think you won't grow up and remember what all happens in a place like that , but I do. We were nearly starved to death...the food wasn't fit to eat. We had a nice matron called Mom Gertie who worked mainly in the kitchen and she said she didn't know how we stayed alive on the slop we were fed. We never had any milk to drink...we had coffee for breakfast..and none of us was over 16 yrs old. If anyone attemped to run away (and some did) they were given a "strip", which meant a strip of hair was cut right down the middle of their head. It was a wide strip and it was awful!! There was a lot of sex going on there. When we were working in the laundry there was a male guard who was supposed to watch us, but insted he was always making out with one of the girls. In fact, one of the girls actually got pregnant while she was there!! There were lesbian matrons. There was one black one who was in love (or I guess LUST) with my best friend there. So after we had all been locked up in our rooms for the night she would often come and unlock my door and tell me to go unlock my friend's door and tell her to go to the matron's room. She wouldn't let herself get caught unlocking the girl's door...but she knew if I got caught unlocked and out in the hallway (which had a wood floor and squeaked horribly)it would look like I was trying to run away and I would get a strip. That matron then gave my friend some kind of alcohol to drink and then had oral sex with her. All kinds of things happened in that place. It was a hellhole. That same matron I saw a few years later .(I was married by then) I saw her get off a bus and walk down to the Child Shelter. So I guess she was working there. I have never forgotten the horror of her and I will never forget her face...even after all these many years. If I ever see her again I will accuse her right in front of everyone. But that's the kind of trash they had (an I am sure still have) working in these detention centers.I have never forgotten my time spent at that place!! But one happy thing I can tell you is this: While we inmates nearly starved to death, the matrons ate such good food...and we had to prepare it for them. SOOOO. most of their food was spit it, and one time when we were making spaghetti for the matrons, we brought a few worms in from the garden and put in the spaghetti!!! I am still glad we did that. If they wanted to treat us like criminals, then we would act like criminals!! I will end up by saying that I turned out to be a productive citizen...earned a Bachelor's Degreen in nursing and went on to become a major in the USAF. That's my story.
Amused

Clarksburg, WV

#63 Jun 24, 2013
Jenny, you are so full of sh--,!!!!

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