According to a passage in this book, David Miscavige took over the leadership of the Church of Scientology in May 1981. So I will just leave this here:

St. Peterburg Times (April 3, 1980): “Former member details life aboard Scientology ship”

Miss Burden charges that Hubbard often ordered transgressors to spend time in the ship’s “chain lockers.”

“These lockers were small, smelly holes covered by grates where the chain for the anchor was stored,” Miss Burden says. “I saw one boy held in there for 30 nights, crying and begging to be released.”

In another case, Miss Burden says, she saw a young boy and girl “thrown in the chain lockers because of romantic involvments they had with other people. Hubbard fanatically prohibited involvment between the sexes. Married persons were allowed to see each other, but it was strictly controlled.”

[St. Peterburg Times (April 3, 1980): “Former member details life aboard Scientology ship”]

Scientology library, before May 1981… And keep in mind that more people have come out after April 1981 to speak out about Scientology during L. Ron Hubbard’s era (Disclaimer: more historical materials is added to the library on a daily basis, so by no mean near complete as of now.)

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