Massachusetts “Educational Center” Uses Violent Electroshock on Teenager


The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center is a facility that provides services for children and adults with “severe developmental disabilities and emotional or behavior disorders”. In the past decades, the Center garnered negative criticism due to its use of aversives such as electric shock, the withholding of food, spanking with a spatula, pinching of the feet and forced inhaling of ammonia.

The recent release of disturbing footage from the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center – featuring a restrained teenager who gets electroshocked 31 times – brought the controversy to a whole other level. While the Center claimed that the use of electroshock was a form of “therapy” to change behavior, the footage shows an all-out torture session under the watchful eyes and laughs of Center employees.

Here’s a news report on the recently released of the footage from 2002 (the administration of the Center somehow managed block the broadcasting of the tape in the past).

Graphic video of teen being restrained, shocked played in court

Video of a student restrained and shocked for hours at the Judge Rotenberg Center was played in court on Tuesday after a years-long battle by the center to keep it from the public eye.The video, which shows former resident Andre McCollins screaming, writhing in pain, and begging for help, was played at the start of McCollins’ trial against the Canton-based Judge Rotenberg Center.The Rotenberg Center convinced a judge eight years ago to seal the video, and the battle continued up until Tuesday morning when their attorneys asked Superior Court Judge Barbara Dortch-Okara to bar FOX Undercover’s camera from recording the video as it was played.

Dortch-Okara denied the center’s request, clearing the way to give the public the first look at how these controversial electric shocks are used. The video was taken by one of the center’s classroom cameras.

McCollins, then 18 years old, was shocked 31 times that day in 2002. Lawyers for the center and its clinicians say it was part of the treatment he needed to quell his aggressive behavior.

“These are dramatic tapes, there’s no question about that,” said attorney Edward Hinchey, who represents two of the Rotenberg Center’s clinicians. “But the treatment plan at the Rotenberg Center, the treatment plan that Andre had in place on October 25, was followed.”

It was an emotional day for McCollins’ mother, Cheryl, who was in court watching as the beginning of her son’s ordeal was played.

Andre is shown seated at a desk inside a classroom as a staff member asks him several times to remove his coat. He stays still, apparently not responding or removing his coat, until he is given a shock.

He screams and falls to the floor, yelling as he tries to hide under his desk. He was eventually restrained face-down, a helmet on his head, without breaks for food, water or the bathroom.

“I never signed up for him to be tortured, terrorized and abused,” Cheryl McCollins told the jury. “I had no idea, no idea, that they tortured the children in the school.”

She also testified what her son was like when she visited him three days later after the incident. She said she found him in a “catatonic” state.

“I couldn’t turn Andre’s head to the left or the right. He was just staring straight. I took my hands and went like this,” she said, waving them as if in front of his eyes. “He didn’t blink.”

McCollins did get Andre to Children’s Hospital that day, where he was diagnosed with acute stress response caused by the shocks. The jury also heard her testify about watching the video and hearing staff members laughing while her son was on the floor.

– Source: Fox News

Inspired by MK-Ultra?

“Going over the rainbow” is a code used in Mind Control to signify dissociation.
We’ve seen in previous articles that electroshock torture is a major tool used in mind control programming (see the article entitled Origins and Techniques of Monarch Mind Control). The intense trauma and pain caused by the shocks pushes the victims’ brain to completely dissociate from reality. In the above news article, the victim’s mother stated that she found her son in a “catatonic” state, that he was just “staring straight” and the he “didn’t blink” – all signs of someone who has dissociated in order to evade trauma.
Is the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center a MK-Ultra programming center? If it is not, its techniques are, at the very least, heavily inspired by Monarch mind control. In the article entitled The World of Mind Control Through the Eyes of an Artist with 13 Alter Personas, one of Kim Noble’s paintings depicts exactly what Andre McCollins was subject to: Strapped by the hands and feet and electroshocked repeatedly.
Kim Noble’s painting named “Too Much” depicts a horrifying scene of torture that is very similar to what was filmed at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center.

One of the features of the Center is “Rewards Street”, a place that is meant to be a replica of the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz. As seen in previous articles, the fairy tale is heavily used Mind Control programming by handlers to make their slaves “go over the rainbow”, a code for dissociation (incidentally, the Center’s logo features a rainbow). Here are some pictures of Rewards Street taken by photojournalist Rick Friedman.

Dr. Matthew Israel welcomes guests to Rewards Street or ”Yellow Brick Road”

Students are strapped with fanny packs and holsters and can be electroshocked at any time.
Dr. Israel and “Dorothy” in the “Crystal Forest”

In 2011, Dr. Israel, was charged with misleading a grand jury over the school’s destruction of the tapes, as well as being an accessory after the fact. The Center was also banned banned from subjecting new admissions to severe behavioral interventions including electric shock, long-term restraint, or aversives that pose risk for psychological harm. Let’s hope the McCollins win their case against the dispensers of these sadistic treatments.


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238 Comments on "Massachusetts “Educational Center” Uses Violent Electroshock on Teenager"

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just wanted to point out that i saw a pic of the fron of the building and there is a statue of a butterfly out front…

Notice how the life size dolls from Wizard of Oz against the wall are doing the "as above, so below" hand gesture.

This is so crazy. I had no idea what disgusting things happen in the world. Great. Now we can't really trust these kind of places. What will we do now!!??

Can u send link to video ?

I just visited the Center's website. Barack Obama gave his 2009 talk to school children from the auditorium here!!! Mind blowing.

How f**ked up

the parents are that stupid that they walk in to place decorated like the wizard of oz with fannie packs that induce electoshock? dumbass parents.

"If the world feels more evil today than it did 20 or 30 years ago, you are not imagining it."

– Carolyn Hamlett about underground bases and Nephilim.

what world are in I feel so sick watching and knowing this gose on I cannot belive this we need to bring this to front lines NOW

I wonder.. for how long will parents have to hug their tortured children to heal them back to normal?? I wonder if the CIA thought about that.. Guess it's more like Bill Hicks said, describing his awakening on magic mushrooms: "What's gonna happen to the arms industry when we realize we're all One?! It's gonna f**k up the economy, the economy that is FAKE anyway! Which would be a real bummer.. No wonder why the governments are cracking down on the idea of experimenting with Unconditional Love. But I bet their motives are pure.. Yeah, right." We are Light and Sound. Gravity / God / Love / Dependency between, is what makes us physical. Time IS space. God is us, not the other way around. What's sad is that the sadist on top of their pyramid (on the bottom of the sewers), are harvesting Life, simple as that, Life that… Read more »
These methods of de-patterning the human mind were first conceived by Ewen Cameron, a man who was essentially more concerned about his career and "being the one who cures mental illness" than he was about his patients. His brutal methods were discovered and funded by the CIA and the Rockefeller foundation, and post WW2 paperclip scientists were also brought into the project, even as Cameron himself resigned the project, faced with the grim reality of his research and afraid for his career. The Allan Memorial Institute, founded in Canada to avoid legal issues, was the heart and soul of all of this madness. Overdoses of LSD,drug induced sleep and coma to electroshock which would render patients completely catatonic – all were perfected there on trusting patients, human beings, who were later discarded and dismissed as cured, even though they were only shadows of their former selves. I find it shameful,disgusting… Read more »

Then.. aren't you living in a democracy?

Why isn't the majority getting anything done?

Please do not think that all people in Massachusetts are like the people at the Judge Rottenburg Center. I do not know anyone who approves of this place. The majority of people in Massachusetts are horrified that this place is allowed to continue.

My father was subjected to LSD and electroshock treatment in the late sixties and early seventies. He developed schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder. He was subjected to this treatment in the Army and then in the Dorothea Dix state mental hospital. I never knew why and I never understood the depth of this perversion until I researched MK Ultra. I have a personal vendetta against these wicked tyrants. I can only imagine what my father went through.

this is SOOO messed up. i was actually IN a residential program like this when i was a teenager — well, not like *THIS*, it was a good program — and this is shocking and disgusting for me to read, that they would do this to kids who already have problems…

what really disturbs me is all the cases that are not discovered or shown, the unheard voices crying for help, a door is just a door until you see the story behind it. sickening stuff. click on papers and documents and then number 5 before and after im still shocked

They have "sold their souls" to "the Devil" so now they think they can "Do What They Wilt"..

This is how they treat mental health patients who were 'unruly'. The ones they couldn't control, it was rumored that they gave the patient 'the black pill' and then they would 'mysteriously' die. To know that this is what is happening is not disturbing..IT'S DOWNRIGHT SCARY.

Do they realize that they will end up in hell for these things??? Or do they even care???


They're shrewd and conniving but what they are more than anything else: stupid. Probably their boss AKA Prince of a******s have promised them power in hell. I bet they believe in their twisted little minds that they will rule hell with the demons when in reality exactly the opposite will take place. They'll have the same destiny as everyone else in hell.

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The Ogden R. Lindsley Auditorium has been used for events such as these: magic, clown and reptile shows; motivational talks; nutrition and health lectures;


right underneath the pic

Yeah, I found the Obama speech link pretty creepy.

While this video is horrific, I don't think this has anything to do with MKultra mind control. The kid obviously had some serious behavioral problems, and needed to have some serious treatment. That being said, it is also very clear that the administers went way over the line in their treatment of electric shocks. However, this is human nature and similar behaviors were demonstrated in the Stanford Prison Experiment. Not trying to justify their actions, but I also don't agree with the decision to publicly show this. Inhumane treatment of sentient beings happens almost every second of the day, while maybe one or two stories surface a year. People on VC appose the use of video cameras and then support the use of them in situations like this. There is no consistency in today's belief system.

"when the mother visited her son 3 Days later………….."

They are searching for the 2nd coming, hence Facebook, Youtube, Google, etc..

Problem with registering these wicked ones' faces for Karma is, they have sold their soul (their thoughts) to the Devil, so they can "do what they wilt"..

Oh, how he is decieving them all.

I can not believe the atrocity of these inhumane people. Watching this literally boiled my blood and made me send those beasts a very assertive and honest email. I am a strong believer in Karma and they will most definitely pay for what they did to that boy. They should get strapped in and electroshocked themselves until the die. I curse them, and all they stand for. They will suffer for all eternity in hell, and as they live will no longer experience any happiness, nor will their children, or their children's children.

What a horrible place.

This is the kind of thing that is used in some of those ex-Gay camps that are springing up.

When will people just respect one another? : /

They play the Wizard of Oz in a continuous loop at the end of the Yellow Brick Road? Yeah, sounds like programming alright. A not so subtle message to remember they must desensitize. You know something interesting, there was a sequel to the Wizard of Oz that Disney created, called Return to Oz. In the storyline, Dorothy goes to a old mental center for an electroshock treatment, under which apparently she's transported back to Oz. I'm not sure if this darker version of the story, was more reflective of the books or not. One of the movies many children of the late 80's remember as being damn scary, because most parents assumed it's Disney right? There was a woman who took off her head, and it was the most disturbing thing I saw as a kid. However, being frightened by these things, made me more interested in finding out how… Read more »

They know too that they themselves are the only ones who need it.

That's almost the most frightening part about it.

…I don't even know what I can say. Words can not even begin to describe what I've just seen.

In my eyes everyone involved in that, should be put to death or worse, subjected to the same "treatment".

May I recommend checking out ang researching the fenomenal "old" anti-illuminati TV-series MillenniuM?

This is sickening, and once again its happening all around the western world at the same time. The State 0f Western Australia is about to introduce laws which allow mentally disabled children as young as 10 to agree to barbaric measures such as sterilisation, shock treatments and "family planning measures". All WITHOUT parental consent.

The Illuminati control all sides of politics in every western country! Doesn't matter who's in control at any given time, the political party in power will make things worse for us all, and the next party in control will NEVER reverse the previous party's wrongdoing.

They electrocute and sterilise our kids, they electrocute us to dominate us, and they all make it sound like its all "good" and "right" when it is not. Its evil and its wrong. Time to stand up for our kids, ourselves and our families.

No wonder God said that vengeance is His. He knows about this kind of sickness before any of us could fathom anyone could do this. He knows all the evil that has been done, that's being done and that will be done by people. I stopped the videos once I heard the screams.

BTW, I saw this picture on BBC News World homepage that accompanied an article about the shuttle's last flight (it's been getting ALOT of media attention), I guess it gives a clue why


I am horrified and cannot begin to think what I would do to the employees and co-ordinators of that facility if they did that to my son. They must all be eliminated. How I regret thinking that I was brave enough to watch that video!

My wife is a Psychiatric nurse. They the similar technique (Electic shock to the brain) to some patients. alot of the time, she tells me, its works (brings people out from deep depression/behavior problems). So it basicaly 'Resets' the brain and then the go onto recieve treatment to actually help them. I can see why it is used in MK to reset brains etc. But this is sick torture.

He was asking for help… my God… 🙁

omg! this facility is creepy as hell. some picks from the photos on their website:

mickey mouse room

mask room

24 hour video surveillance


So basically.. Disney and WB proves through these horrible upside-down world pictures that they are complicit. Why else would they allow huge Mickeys and Bugs Bunnies?
The essence of Hollywood itself is represented there, as all fantasy!
The most nightmarish twisted s**t I think I’ve ever seen.
One thing is unfortunate people who screw themselves over like on most gorenews sites..
Another thing entirely is when somebody is consciously inflicting pain and agony, physiologically and spiritually upon another man. One thing is when it happens in wars, which are horrible anyway, another thing is when parents send their children into this, and it’s legal and operating in America today! That’s what’s blowing my mind away.

You want to see the real NWO? This is it right here. No guessing, no theories,

just the facts and the key evil playas.

Make a Phone Call, Shock a Child By John M. Grohol, PsyD Founder & Editor-in-Chief You’d swear I made this up just to capture some sort of weird headlines for the holidays. I wish. What would you say if I told you there existed a “school” in Massachusetts that caters to the most troubled youth the state has to offer. Using a set of behavioral modification techniques, they try their best to teach their students, while trying to maintain some sense of order. They have 250 adults and children at the school at any given time, and focus on serving people with autism, mental retardation, and emotional problems. Sounds okay, right? Say what you want about behavior modification techniques, but there’s a solid research base to back up much of their use and effectiveness. Well, most techniques. What about administering electric shocks to children? Surely we don’t do that today… Read more »
OK, so I went to the website for this torture center and began to look around. They make NO secret that they use GED "skin" shock therapy as and averse therapy to those who do not respond well to "positive" reward based therapies. On the websites home page, you immediately notice a large sculpture (I am assuming is placed on the grounds) of a huge butterfly on some blocks. I also noticed, while looking through some pictures, that the rooms are decorated very vibrantly, lots of color and patterns (one of which is the kitchen, equipped with a black/white checkerboard floor). It seems like a fantasy land in there! Also, there were some pics of different holiday activities, and there was one of Halloween in what seemed to possibly be a cafeteria. There were Coke themed pictures EVERYWHERE. (Guess who just got a big ol fat deal with Coke to… Read more »

Oh…and I forgot. They also refer to their therapies as "programming" very often. Who would've guessed??????

Watch the great video "Good is Evil" on youtube, the one with the chimpansee pictured!

The true story about our enslavement based on morality.. As in thou shall not kill, so they invent "wars". Thou shall not steal, hence "taxation", etc.. Great thieves, wanting monopoly and nothing else. Evil, taking, not giving.

Here is the their website showing all the rooms on the Yellow Brick Road. All are garish and fantasy-like. None of it is age-appropriate for teens anyway–maybe two year olds, minus the creepy factor. I love this quote in light of MK: "Here is perhaps our happiest conference room—the “Mickey” room," and also please note all the monster-sized butterflies in front of the school

@JH – It also seems like a sick joke that the gatekeepers to a facility for disturbed teens would be characters from "Looney Tunes."

My sister had a learning disability, and my mother was advised to decorate her childhood room in neutral colors with little clutter, in order not to overstimulate her. These wacked out rooms would overstimulate anyone, let alone an autistic kid. They don't seem fun, they seem hectic and creepy.

Reminds me of the movie Visitor Q by Takashi Miike, just plain weirdness everywhere.

Welcome to the real life 'Ministry of Love'. How many fingers am I holding up?

"The Center was also banned banned from subjecting new admissions to severe behavioral interventions including electric shock, long-term restraint, or aversives that pose risk for psychological harm."

Really?? only banned?? .. why not closed down all together smh.

@simply, vanessa – Please take the time to thoroughly re-read the article and maybe even your post, as well. There are some aspects to your 'view' that I cannot understand (I respect your own opinion, but I do not find your view to be conclusive). I find it strange that you mention that the clinicians "told him to stop tensing up" – I have received electrotherapy for muscle strain and tendonitis in my thighs, and it is nearly impossible to simply "stop tensing up" when high voltage is running through you. I am only 22, but during my first year of high school a sustained a serious volleyball injury that had me in physio for 3 months, 2 one-hour electrotherapy sessions per week. I can say from experience that it is a natural reaction to tense up when feeling uncomfortable or feeling pain, I am guessing you can as well.… Read more »

this is why we have to stand up for our civil liberties. why we can't just let things go "to get things done". As far as those animals are concerned, we have to spread this tape as far as possible and encourage the DA of NYC to prosecute this sons of b*****s and give them jail time.

We have the laws on the books already, we need to use those laws to do the right thing here.

Sorry, mean the DA of Boston

Part of the problem is people getting paid to not do the right thing aka like lobbyist money. They and everyone on the take have to be exposed for their conflicts of interests regarding justice here.

Being from Boston and sick to my stomach from this article and the seemingly satanic torture of “thes less then desierbles” or maybe their, most desirable being that they can’t fend for themselves, BUT is there anything I can do, any ideas??? About how I can stand up to these sick pigs! In my community, I would like t protest but how would I go about it? Or any other avenues about tearing down this stronghold.

I was trying to work on the political background of this but it's a lot of information. People were trying to attack this issue from more than one angle. My main idea was going to be that people could, for one, find the pertinent legislation, get the legislation number and who proposed it and who voted which way, who is on any involved committees, and contact *those* people – especially the committee people. If the regulation needed to shut this place down or stop the electroshock died in committee, then those legislators may need to hear from people. I realize it is complex, especially with the lobbyist money involved, so as much creativity and really working the legislation and "free" speech system (that we have left) will be needed.

My reply – Wow I guess someone wasn’t paying attention was to simply vanessa 75. Just becuase there are cameras 24/7 doen’t mean a thing the gov. looks the other way when its going their way. As far as the oz subject to this posting Why wasn’t it something else why the rainbow and the oz and the butterfly which vc and countless others sending out the infromation to warn us about mind control used. Because it is mind control to disassocate the mind from the tramatic abuse being used. Lets face it this site is mostly about mind control and related issues. We can agree to disagree. I believe they are 100% wrong in the way they handled the situation. By the way offering food and bathrooms breaks is only a human right and a decent needful act. That doesn’t remove the shock treatment nor pain he recieved nor… Read more »

We’ve just seen the tip of the iceberg.
It’s their plan to drive half the population insane, the rest desensitized and violent themselves.. While they also try to extract the 2nd coming..