Donald J. Parker / Let's find the center on helping the mentally ill - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Donald J. Parker / Let's find the center on helping the mentally ill

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Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013 12:01 am

In the fall of 1972, a young investigative reporter named Geraldo Rivera found a way to sneak cameras and a crew into the Willowbrook State School for the Mentally Retarded on Staten Island. His television report, "Willowbrook: A report on how it is and why it doesn't have to be that way," exposed the institution as a dangerous and deplorable warehouse for children.

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