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Oak Valley

pennhouseOak Valley State Training School and Hospital is the (fictitious) setting of Seven Days at Oak Valley.  Founded in 1939, at its peak, the institution housed 1,560 residents.  In 1978, the number of residents had dropped to 1,139 due to a lawsuit that was filed in 1973 over residents being forced to work without being paid, Bond v. Mumford.  

Additional information about Oak Valley can be found at:

Map of Oak Valley State Training School and Hospital, circa 1978

STATE INSTITUTIONS: Development and Progress

AVERAGE NUMBER OF RESIDENTS AND PER CAPITA COST, 1970-1978

Report of the Oak Valley State Training School And Hospital: 1976-1978,  Laurelville, TN

 

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