Julio Valladares and Linda Richmond forced the 8-year-old girl in their care to write “corrections” for many hours a day, sitting naked on a hard, wooden chair for so long that she developed pressure sores on her buttocks. The corrections were sentences about the girl’s perceived misbehavior that she had to copy, over and over.
Julio Valladares and Linda Richmond forced the 8-year-old girl in their care to write “corrections” for many hours a day, sitting naked on a hard, wooden chair for so long that she developed pressure sores on her buttocks. The corrections were sentences about the girl’s perceived misbehavior that she had to copy, over and over.
Julio Valladares and Linda Richmond forced the 8-year-old girl in their care to write “corrections” for many hours a day, sitting naked on a hard, wooden chair for so long that she developed pressure sores on her buttocks. The corrections were sentences about the girl’s perceived misbehavior that she had to copy, over and over.

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