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« Reply #150 on: November 25, 2005, 09:48:00 PM »
I dunno. Maybe his parents really did suck. It used to be almost customary for the kids to go to the grandparents or a married aunt or uncle in case of divorce. Different times, ya' know.

In case the dude comes along here after googling his name, I don't really harbour any ill will toward him. I figure he's probably completely different now, like most of us. But then, I wouldn't be shocked and devistated if he turned out to be another John Underwood. He reminded me of John back then, too.

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« Reply #151 on: November 28, 2005, 04:19:00 PM »
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« Reply #152 on: November 28, 2005, 04:35:00 PM »
uh, no...wasn't Mike Sherman.  I didn't enter until Dec 1978.  And, no I wasn't married at the time.  Never was on staff. AND, I really do not appreciate the comment about my wife.
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« Reply #153 on: November 28, 2005, 05:08:00 PM »
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"uh, no...wasn't Mike Sherman.  I didn't enter until Dec 1978.  And, no I wasn't married at the time.  Never was on staff. AND, I really do not appreciate the comment about my wife.  "


and she wasn't on staff either. . . she wasn't ever in straight.
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« Reply #154 on: November 28, 2005, 07:19:00 PM »
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On 2005-11-28 13:19:00, fedelta_a_verita wrote:

"I served time in straight inc as one of the original inmates. I started out with less than one hundred other detainees in late 76 in the ?train station? building around 43 st and 8 ave south in St. Pete later moving out to the Morgan Yacht warehouse.


01/28/78 was my intake, and that was at the Milton Roy building. Apparently the 'group' had just moved from the "rayhall" building across the way. 85DJ (who has a pretty accurate memory) has written about the details of that move and what prompted it. I don't recall ever hearing about the 'group' being in a "train station" type building. I checked the address given on Google Earth and could not find the building in question.

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Knew various pieces of rat filth graduates of the Seed serving as Straight guards ? Mike something or other, might have been Sherman might not have been can?t recall for sure -  his scum bag wife worked there with him, and some guy named Ron, and others I can?t recall right off hand


I recall a few Seedlings as staff. One guy had reddish hair from Sarasota. If I remember correctly he was fired for smoking pot. I remember Mike or Michael, he had brown kinky hair and did some major pacing while leading a group. His wife's name was Amy, she was a big amazon kinda female with blonde hair. And who could forget Dave Crock and his wife Cynthia.

Could not have been Mike Sherman, he came in well after I did.

Ya said there was no physical abuse at the time you were incarcerated in Straight...Where you ever "run"? This was a real big thing upon my incarceration...it was being phased out but happened a few times.
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« Reply #155 on: November 28, 2005, 08:06:00 PM »
Been pretty busy lately, here's my two cents;  the "Train Station Building" is the old Morgan Yacht Sailcloth building.  The building is'nt even there anymore.  The closest thing to it is National Linen, near the Pinellas Trail.  This sometimes causes confusion between it, and the Morgan Yacht Building that alot of us finished up in.  I remember Liz Hamilton pretty good.  She gave me a ride home from St. Pete Vo Tech once around Sept of 1980.  She had the coolest car, a 1972 Monte Carlo SS.
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« Reply #156 on: November 28, 2005, 09:12:00 PM »
Didn't that thing have a limited-slip differential, or was that a later year?
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« Reply #157 on: November 28, 2005, 09:13:00 PM »
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« Reply #158 on: November 28, 2005, 09:32:00 PM »
Straight got two startup grants from the Law Enforcement Assistance Agency in 1976 and 1977 of $50K each.
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« Reply #159 on: November 29, 2005, 10:24:00 AM »
Anyone remember a guy named Vincent (Vinny) who went off to join the marines?  I remeber him a being the darling of the group at the time.  He seemed to be a very nice guy and would retun to the group from time to time.
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« Reply #160 on: November 29, 2005, 12:02:00 PM »
He was a typical program marine type.  Went from one cult into another...straight inc, to the US Marine Corp.  He was a jerk that used to come and exercise the crap out of us phasers.  I remember kids dropping when he would try and do his "marine corp" boot camp thing to us.   What a turd he was.
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« Reply #161 on: November 30, 2005, 08:51:00 AM »
I remember Vinny also. What I remember the most is how Ms. Pete would parade him around the group showing us all what a true straightling was. I don't remember him being a jerk but he never led any exercises for the girls side either. He used to tell us that we could do it and to stick to " our programs".I just remember thinking, why would you ever want to come back here?
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« Reply #162 on: November 30, 2005, 09:05:00 AM »
Vinny, I think by his own nature was very enthusiastic and gun-ho by default. I also recall him being paraded around as the wonder boy, I guess to be an example for us all to follow. I remember thinking that I could never be like that...even with my best acting that I could never be as motavated as he was.

I remember him leading the exercise as well. Mostly what I remember is being in push-up position for fucking ever and watching the puddle of sweat extend well past my own hands and into a puddle of sweat from some other for soul...shit, it wasn't that bad in boot camp before I went into submarine corp!
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« Reply #163 on: November 30, 2005, 01:36:00 PM »
I usually lurk here, but I know Vinny, and I feel I have to say in his defense that he is really a good guy now. You have to understand he had it real rough before Straight. Well he spent his twenties rip-roaring around, sure, but he had a turn-about in his thirties, got his act together, and now he's the kind of guy who spends his weekends volunteer coaching for the rec center. He has a good way with the kids, he has a good job, IT-something I think now, he's married and has two boys of his own. He never talked much about Straight to me, although I know he took a couple of the suicides pretty hard.
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« Reply #164 on: November 30, 2005, 09:24:00 PM »
It was mike shanahan...and the building was the milton roy building and yes it did look like a train station. There was also a female staff member named marcy who got caught up in a lesbian ruomr. Also a female staffer named robin. There was Tom Vida who later ended up in a psych ward. Someone named ron and his wife debbie.
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