Speaker to give account of his time at 'bad boys' school`

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Get a first-hand account of Rhode Island’s notorious Sockanosset School for Boys at a talk by Ronald Bernier at Warwick Library on Tuesday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

Like many kids his age, Ron was threatened with a stay at the Bad Boys School when he misbehaved, but unlike most of his peers, he actually ended up there. Learn about the violence, racial unrest, and loneliness at Sockanosset, and hear the story of a troubled teen who turned his life around, became a social worker, and helped other young men and women find their way out of Rhode Island’s terrifying, brutal, and cold-hearted rehabilitation system. Raised in West Greenwich and Riverside, Ronald Bernier lives in Warwick and is the author of the autobiography The Class of 1969. For more information, call (401) 739-5440, x9758. The Library is located at 600 Sandy Lane. This event is free and open to all.

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RISchadenfreude

the former State Finishing School for Criminals...ACI is the graduate school.

I hope Mr. Bernier was an exception and became a citizen.

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