Secret facilities in Tennessee closed after police find patients held against their will - 2017-05-04
Police discovered the facilities, which were no more than tiny cabins and one double-wide trailer, concealed in the wilderness and heavily secured. They described the scene as "a gated, makeshift paddock secured externally with a steel latch."
The authorities found out about the cabins when a man inside managed to call 911, and when police arrived the man was "looking out through a Plexiglas window."
The unidentified man told police that he had been held in the facility against his will for nine months, and had been treated with unknown medications. According to officers who witnessed the scene, it was impossible for the man to leave the cabin, and all he was provided was a single bed with a single sheet and a tiny bathroom, which was the "only room with a light."
After assessing the scene, the man was taken to an emergency room at a local hospital for care. When police later returned to the cabin and trailer armed with a search warrant, they discovered people hastily packing up and moving out all contents of the facilities.