IN 2005, AUTHOR FINDS MISSING BROTHER
AFTER 46 YEARS

HARD CANDY is a human portrayal of an uncommon nature. No one thing contributes more to

its value than its authenticity. You will not find literary frills, polite language, soft corners of prose, soothing seams of dialogue, happy jingles, or joyful songs, and learn about institutional bad guys -- administrators, trusted civil servants, and resident-monitors who deliberately committed atrocities upon helpless children who got away with it because there was legitimate protection for them. On a brighter side, you will find a thread of love that weaves together the entire story; a special devotion shared between my brother and me; how we cared for each other when no one else would; how we understood each other when no one else did; and how we desperately clung to the needed components of love and friendship to survive, together, the horrific reality.

The book also portrays the bleak world of institutional “bad   guys”—administrators, trusted civil servants, and resident-monitors who deliberately committed atrocities on a helpless humanity because there was no
legitimate protection for them. Also, woven into the fabric of this lean material, you’ll find a thread of love that weaves together the .entire story—a special devotion

 

For years I assumed all had changed from when my brother and I were wrongly committed to a mental institution when we were 7 and 8 years old. However, I quickly learned that the atrocities we experienced are still going on—a revelation that pumped iron in my backbone and sulfur into my blood to be the voice for victims suffering under a brutal reign of trusted civil servants.

 

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“Until you heal your past, you’ll continue to bleed… bleed… bleed”

 

Mr. Carroll’s story may read like fiction, but I can attest that the Hell he describes is no exaggeration. I represented several private psychiatric hospitals, orphanages, and child care facilities, in sex abuse and wrongful death cases. I learned what "positional asphyxia" can do  to the body of a child, and how hard it is to find a resident who has wandered away before he freezes. Much of it I'm bound by privilege, but I've seen enough  to  know that Mr. Carroll's story is true.


     UNADULTRATED — REVEALING — FORTHRIGHT — A PAGE TURNER
    — IT TELLS THE TRUTH

 

                                                                                    —Author, Laura James, Esq. 
                  Crime Historian/Proprietor of Clews

                                                                                      —Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel 
                                                                            Congressional Medal of Honor
                                                                                                Nobel Peace Prize
                                                                                                Authored 57 book 
                                                                      

       1928 — 2016

   Art Kunkin,  1928 — 2019

There is one thing wrong with this book! If I were the publisher of this book, I

would have insisted on titling it A Terrible, Terrible Crime or some other terribly

dramatic title so that it would better attract the morbid curiosity of the mass

reading public, become a bestseller and help end a terrible crime.  This book

deserves to be a bestseller! NOTE: We became friends and continued a friendship
until Mr. Kunkin’s death.

 

HARD CANDY is important and brave, comprehensive, real, and ever so true. It  opens us to the real culprits of sexual abuse—the people, the secular authorities, to whom we've entrusted our children. It talks about who does it, how it happens, why it happens, how to recognize it, and what to do. Charles A. Carroll opens the doors on our society's most hidden plague, the sexual abuse of boys. NOTE: In 2006, I met Mr. Rosenthal in Yucca Valley, CA. We shared our books.

                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                 

 

Mr. Carroll,

I fully share your view that awareness and education are essential to child abuse 
prevention, and I do wish you every success with your project. NOTE: In 1978,
I championed Mr. Waxman’s bid for assemblyman in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Mr. Carroll,

It's evident that you are committed to standing up in the face of injustice--may you  continue with that depth of commitment in your writing and all that you do.

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THE AUTHOR’S RADIO AND TV APPEARANCES

After suffering a decade of abuse, we were released from the state system with barely a third-grade education, left to carry the scars from having been denied my civil liberties, a right to an education, and little semblance of a humane existence—and because there was no habilitation, we floundered for many years within the broad kaleidoscope of human progress, but not together, because the state system separated us, placing us in opposite sides of the state; hence, we lost contact with each other.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Text Box:                    THE DAY I FOUND BOBBY
           Charles Carroll (left) & Bobby —2005

Text Box: KUDOS

      

Midwest Book Awards
Honorable Mention:  Memoir / Biography 

 

Hollywood Book Festival Award
       Honorable Mention : Biography    

Text Box:                      ONE YEAR LATER
                         Bobby Carroll (left) & Charles  —  2006

    BROTHERLY LOVE

Text Box: 2009 - a card from Bobby
American Greetings Card



 What Is a  Brother?
 A brother is many things.
 He’s a confidant, a motivator,

and an ally. 

He’s someone you admire—

 someone you appreciate.

He’s someone you’re happy

to call family and grateful to call friend.

A brother is many things,

but most of all, 

he’s someone you feel lucky

to have in your life.

2005

2006

Charles A. Carroll

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    AUTHOR’S TELEVISION APPEARENCES

Text Box: NEW YORK (Tri-state)
telecom

The Taylored Word with Taylor,

Warwick, New York

Temple View, WRTI (NPR)  Temple University
 Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey
  
 

                                                                         

PENSYLVANIA (Tri-state)

   CALIFORNIA (ktlk)

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    AUTHOR’S RADIO APPEARENCES

  The Dr. Firpo Carr Show,  (KTLK)

                                      Los Angeles, CA   

BOOK AWARDS

   WHY I WROTE THE BOOK

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INSPIRED FROM THE BOOK,
THERE IS A SCREENPLAY
TITLED
 
   
STATE COLONY

 

LOGLINE: Brothers, seven and eight years old, wrongly committed to a state mental institution for ten years,
                        fight to expose the system's abuses, and free themselves from the clutches of the state.

Text Box: The screenplay was nominated for the QUARTERFINALS of the 2020 GOLDEN SCRIPT COMPETITION  
Only 8% of  the scripts submitted make it to that stage.

‘THE BOY THAT NEVER FORGOT THE GOOD GUY’

    
 
       c.1953 
      Charles A. Carroll (11) is seated next to state psychologist, Dr. Stanley I. Alprin, who gave Charles  an IQ  test and reported   Charles’s  
      high IQ to authorities who refused to do anything about it. Charles  remain I  institutionalized for another 6 years. And seated   next to 
      Charles is Dr. Alprin’s wife, Marilyn. Which appeared   in a
Peoples  magazine article in 1988, Charles mentioned  Dr. Alprin’s
      kindness — and   that’s when    the two men  found each other.  A close  friendship  followed  until Dr. Alprin’s death  on
      May 18,  2014.  He was 87.


 Dr. Stanley  I.  Alprin

“Be Kind”

1926 - 2014

RIP

       Hanukkah

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The victims will thank you, and I will too

 

Text Box:                                                                           Charles and Robert Carroll
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Text Box:   Charles’s First Holly Communion.

                                                                   To read the article in The Star-Leger,  click the link below

(The Star-Ledger, May 2, 2020)
New Lisbon was the ideal resting place

Why there?

‘Because the survivors of abuse belong with the victims‘

Text Box:             Rest in Peace
Text Box:    Robert L. Carroll  
    COVID - 19
   1942 - 2020

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Text Box:                Charles and Bobby

 1949 — POMPTON LAKES, NJ — 1949
SHORTLY BEFORE THE BROTHERS WERE
WRONGLY COMMITTED
 TO A STATE MENTAL INSTITUTION FOR TEN YEARS

AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

By getting the book on this website, Mr. Carroll will  sign your copy,
and if requested, he’ll personalize it for you, for only
$29.95 

 



Never forget, sexual predators of children wear a friendly mask.
Don’t be fooled.
Never take your eyes off your kids

 
   
 

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Text Box: The author goes to the Statehouse and gives testimony to better protect the 
developmentally disabled, receives unanimous votes from both houses,
 and gets the bill passed.


Text Box: Author teams up with Councilwoman, L. Aileen Rivera and 
gives testimony before New Jersey State Legislators  
Text Box: At the table before New Jersey State Senators, we each give testimony that rocks Senate member into submission.  

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STEPHEN KOMNIOS  bill into law 

Text Box: Author gets a congratulatory hug from councilwoman, 
L. Aileen Rivera, after NJ State Legislators and Senators 
unanimously pass  into law the Stephen Komnios bill. 
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shared between my brother and me; how we cared for each other when no one else would; how we understood each other when no one else did; and how we desperately clung to the needed components of love and friendship to survive, together, the horrific reality.

Nevertheless, craving an education, I entered adult night classes at Hollywood High School. I quickly earned a high school diploma and then enrolled at Los Angeles City College and earned an Associate Arts Degree. Not satisfied with my education, I transferred to California State University for another two years, majoring in sociology, with a minor in psychology. After college, I decided to go into business for myself. I took the State electrical Licensing Test, passed, opened an electrical contracting company in Hollywood, California, and financially subsisted on that business for nearly 30 years.  In 1989, I officially closed my business, deciding to devote the rest of my life to help and protect the developmentally disabled, first by investigating state residential institutions and group homes across the country to determine whether residents were treated any better than when I was institutionalized. Having learned they were not, I set out to write my book, HARD CANDY, with the hope of providing a voice for those too helpless to help themselves. 

In 2005, I found my missing of more than 46 years, learning his struggle equaled my suffering at overcoming the side effects of child abuse. But  however challenging our life's journey, we were not quitters. Like wild horses, we refused to be broken — and that is the essence and strength of our remarkable story of survival, but there’s more. Bear in mind, what happened to my brother and me stained our psychology, wreaked havoc with our spirit, and incubated an emotional worm that drilled holes in and out of our psyches until figuratively, what was left of my psychology resembled the appearance of Swiss cheese. For years, I had to fight off the sexual predators of the past, who repeatedly raped me over and over again in my photographic memory, also having to deal with the lingering side effects of gender issues, sexuality, masculinity, bonding, trusting others, and a host of other psychological problems mandated by having been repeatedly abused when I was a kid.

              Dr. Alprin wrote the FOREWORD for the book

In memoriAm

A true friend

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It happens to boys TOO

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