921. St. Joseph’s Orphanage

 St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Burlington, Vermont opened around 1850 and was in operation until 1974 where it closed down. Part of its existence it was operated by the Vermont Catholic Charities.

A recent investigation uncovered that abuse had taken place. Some survivors of the facility claims that children were murdered at the facility but the investigation found no reason to bring charges against anyone – perhaps too much time has passed and there would be none to charge because they have died in the years since the facility closed.

It is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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920. Victory Village USA

When it was clear that Freedom Village – entry 276 – became difficult to manage due to the interest the authorities in New York took forward the facility, the management decided to close it down and look for a place where legislation was more relaxed and basically took little interest in the living conditions of the children confined to the facility.

The management believed that the state of South Carolina would be a safe haven for a facility where it was in the interest of the owners not to have supervision from state officials into how the facility was run and the result became that Victory Village established themselves in South Carolina.

Given the way they have managed the old facility, it did not take long before the local authorities had to concern themselves with the strange way the facility was run.

As for the children placed at the facility it can safe to say that it cannot be fun to be there.


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919. Marine Leadership Academy (Logan Square School)

The Marine Leadership Academy is part of the Chicago School System. High School exam is offered.

Investigations conducted in 2021 revealed that employees were grooming the students using a loophole in the legislation. New legislation has been put forward to stop this loophole. Some employees have been discharged in wake of the scandal.

It could not have been fun to be there as a student targeted by the adults.

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918. Godthaab

Godthaab was a children orphanages located in the town of Frederiksberg in Denmark. It opened in 1876 and closed in 1984. Part of the orphanage was operated with use of corporal punishment. The care was based on so-called Christian values. The boys had to keep their hands over the bed sheets so they did not “abuse themselves”. Bedwetting resulted in forced labor in the cellar.

Some of the children were lured into participation in medical trials financed by CIA in the United States. The aim of these medical trials were to investigate schizophrenia and were published in secrecy at the University of Copenhagen by doctor Fini Schulsinger. The involvement of the children in these trials were a possible violation of the Nürnberg Code of 1947 as the children were not old enough to grant consent and the parents of the children were not informed.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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917. ABA Therapy Solutions

ABA Therapy Solutions which were located in Calhoun, Louisiana, United States closed in 2018 due to problems with their license. Now the police is investigating and some of the employees were charged with abuse.

Articles speak of use of violence against the children. One of the claims mention a tooth being knocked out. Accusations supported by texts being sent among the employees.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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916. Crockett State School

Crockett State School was a youth prison that closed in 2011. Official reason was budget cuts.

Various sources speak of a death of a certain 17-year-old Demetrius Jeffries August 26, 1997. March 16, 2009 a 14-year old boy which was not identified in the media was found dead. Apparently he managed to hang himself using his underwear. At least that is the official reports as told in newspaper articles.

Other articles speak of relationships between detainees and the adult employees taking a nature which was a crime. Other reports speak of the use of restraint used as a weapon of fear.

Of course it was a prison and it was not a nice place to be as a teenager.

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915. Gravenshoved Kostskole

Gravenshoved Kostskole was a boarding school for children in need. It was located in the South of Jutland. It opened in 1964 and closed in 1992. Despite the stay being paid for and the children referred from various departments of social services in Denmark, the supervision of the facility and welfare of the children during their stay were not monitored by employees of the department who saw to that the children were sent to the school.

As result the children suffered from various forms of abuse subjected on them from the hands of the employees. The department of social services learned about the abuse in 2009 but properly out of concern of the careers of the employees who neglected their duties, the reportings were not handed over to the police before newspapers started to investigate the closed boarding school in 2021.

Only almost two decades after the school closed the police started their investigation which is still ongoing. It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

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914. Kanakuk Kamps

Kanakuk Kamps is religious influenced summer camp located in Montana. It was founded in 1926.

Recently there have been some focus on sexual abuse of the young people attending the summer camp. In 2010 a former camp director was put in prison. Other articles claim that the management of the camp tried to prevent victims to state their stories publicly.

Many people today question when the management knew of the abuse and how they tried to handle it and whether they alerted the authorities in time.

It could not have been fun to be there as one of the unknown number of victims.

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913. Unnamed boarding school in Fiji

Various articles speak of corporal punishment and stripping students naked and rubbing them with chillies in their mouth and private parts.

Also on a named boarding schools there were incidents with runaways and bullying.

It seems that the island country has lost control with their educational sector. If you know the name of the boarding school where the students underwent inhume treatment by the assistant principal, please note it in the comments below.

It does not sound like a good environment to receive teaching in for a teenager.

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912. Cate School

The Cate School which is a boarding school located in Carpinteria, California was founded in 1910. Recently articles about alleged sexual abuse appeared in various medias. An investigation made by the local sheriff has been launched into the matter.

Also it has been revealed that some kind of abuse took place over several decades dating back to at least the 1960’s. Private law firms are gathering behind possible victims to help them with lawsuits.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager if you were among the victims.

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