Oregon Experience

In the Shadow of Fairview

Season 15 Episode 1 | 58m 18s  | Video has closed captioning.

Twenty years ago, the last resident left Fairview. When it closed in 2000 amid lawsuits and investigations, it was one of the largest and oldest institutions of its kind in the nation. For nearly 100 years, Fairview was Oregon's primary institution for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For many residents, it was the only home they ever knew. For others, it was a living hell.

Aired: 12/14/20

Rating: NR

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