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The "Castaways" of the Penikese Island School.

George Cadwalader. A former Marine captain who was wounded in Vietnam, Cadwalader founded and ran the Penikese Island School for hard-core delinquent boys on a remote island off the coast of Massachusetts. It was run in a strict manner and used the techniques of survival schools like Outward-Bound, hoping to re-build character. But Cadwalader found that almost all of the boys ended up back in prison when they left the school.


Other segments from the episode on March 7, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 7, 1988: Interview with George Cadwalader; Review of Per Husby's album "Your Eyes"; Interview with David Frishberg, Part 2; Commentary on the television show …


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