The "Men" of Henry's Turkey Service

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The “Men” of Henry’s Turkey Service

The “Men” of Henry’s Turkey Service is a story that seems more like a twisted fairy tale than real life. It began in the late 1960’s back in Goldthwaite, Texas and ended in the winter of 2009 in Atillisa, Iowa when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Hill Country Farms Inc. for substandard wages, a violations of the American’s with Disabilities Act. More familiarly known as, “The Boys in the Bunkhouse,” Henry’s Turkey Service became the Equal Employment Commission’s largest settlement ever, at $241.3 million.
In the 1960’s Kenneth Henry, who was an expert at turkey insemination, became a partner with T. H. Johnson, owner of Hill Country Farms, a privately owned and sponsored enterprise. Hill Country Farms raised dairy cattle, provided contract labor for turkey breeding and processing plants, and operated a country store and restaurant facility. This privately owned company, with the Texas Rehabilitation Commission’s approval, operated a for-profit program that took individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and trained them in agricultural work and basic life skills. This was at a time in society when it was acceptable and commonplace to put individuals with disabilities into institutions and often, most families were encouraged to do so. Hill Country Farms in Goldthwaite, Texas was home to 25 to 30 mentally disabled men from Texas’s state institutions for the handicapped. These men engaged in a variety of on-the-job training activities, which revolved around the raising of dairy cattle. In addition, Hill Country Farms contracted with out-of-state sites in Atalissa, Iowa, Newberry, South Carolina, Sedgwich, Kansas, and Eldon Missouri; providing approximately 125 men at these locations for turkey breeding and processing companies, such as Swift, Armour, and Louis Rich…...

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