While living with his father and stepmother, Clayton says he was never allowed to play with other children. "I was in [the closet] quite a bit," he says. "Very seldom was I let out. When I was, I was locked in my bedroom."

Clayton says he knew other kids weren't treated like he was and used to ask himself why he was locked away. "I wondered why I couldn't be a normal child. Why I had to be confined and what I did wrong," he says. "They never specifically explained it to me. They just punished me."


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