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Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa Munsey at her home in 2019 - courtesy of Keith Ludden, OHFR

Vanessa Munsey

“This aide come took me down the stairs and ripped my dress and they treat me like a wild animal. If you don’t get up at roll call they put you in the other bed until you get up. They treat you like a crazy person.”

Vanessa Munsey was born in 1930, in Wiscasset, Maine. As a child she was placed in a foster home. At nineteen, she was sent to Pineland – there, she was subjected to chemical restraints and had her teeth removed without novocaine.

Listen to her tell her story below, part of our podcast series, “Life On My Own”.

Maine DD Council · Life On My Own – Vanessa Munsey
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