203. Hope Christian Home And Academy
Yet another Christian Home believing in violence.
A former student wrote:
One of the punishments there that I experienced and which most disturbed me was isolation. I once mentioned atheism to another girl there, she told a staff member, and they separated me from the rest of the girls in the home. I was not allowed to talk to or even look at the other girls for a month. I was in a room in the other end of the house, by myself and could only talk to staff members when they talked to me. This was called being on “group separation” and “silence”. Though I never experienced it, I certainly heard the effects of what they called “licks”, which were spankings. Other punishments included writing sentences, standing against the wall (from 30 minutes to hours at a time), being on silence, and being on separation from individual girls. Even though most girls are sent there after being sexually and emotionally abused at home or in various foster homes, there is absolutely no counselor in the house.
It does not sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Testimony from a former student (Tales from the black school)
- Hope Christian Home And Academy, Duck Hill, MS (Fighting Institutional Child Abuse Network (FICANetwork.net))
- Factsheet about the facility (Fornits Wiki)