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In response to Barbara Koeppel’s, “Modern-Day Gulag In the Golden State.”
Here is the experience of a father of one of the gulags in California. My son who served 10 years in prison was then forced into the death camp called Coalinga State Hospital.
For many many years my son was molested by his mother’s brother as were his sister and cousins. Then he was enrolled, by his mother, into Big Brothers and Sisters. Where he was once again molested by his “big brother” who was a police officer.
I fought in family court for many years to gain custody, to no avail. The mother, aunt, and cousins refused to come forth. Until on his death bed one of the cousins informed me of the atrocities, his sister confirmed it, both were victims. Finally at 14 years old I got custody. I immediately placed him into a treatment program run by Dr Abbott. Positive results were coming out of it. All of sudden the courts got involved again and off to incarceration he went. Never once was he offered by the state any mental health care for the tragedy he endured. Upon completion of his 10 year sentence he was forced into Coalinga State death camp. Where he was immediately chemically tortured. Then forced to relive his trauma over and over, they called it TREATMENT.
When his stepmother and I advocated for him he was told by the mental health staff to tell us not to resist him being tortured. He is still there awaiting a trial, it’s only been 10 years without legal representation, so now he’s been incarcerated for 20 years for a non-violent offense. He is currently being beaten by staff because he is a whistleblower, the torture continues; remember, it’s treatment according to the staff at Coalinga State Hospital.
He’s afraid for my wife’s and my safety if we try to visit him anymore. Keep in mind this is a civil detainee which today is abused in this way. What’s next, you will be civilly committed for being poor, etc.? He has been an active whistleblower regarding the human torture and the financial fraud of this state hospital and others and fears for his life, and is currently being tortured by the staff there. As witnessed by many of the staff and other civil detainees.
I’ll terminate my story here but there are many more aspects to the story of my son being forced into the death camp called Coalinga State Hospital. We do indeed need responsible mental health care, but not Dr. Mengele treatment programs.