239. Spring Creek Lodge

Spring Creek Lodge was one of the largest programs in the now almost closed WWASP chain of behavior modification boarding schools. It opened in 1997 and closed in 2008. Located in an isolated part of Montana they were the largest employer in the area. The local police was partly financed by the school and some claims that the police closed their eyes on some of the abusive methods former students speak about.

Today the campus is used to train children of the native population. Hopefully they have made a memorial for the many teenagers who lost years of their lives locked down living in a prison without having been charged and convicted in court with legal defense as normal citizens get. Last and not least a memorial for Karlye Newman who ended her life at the school.

It was not a fun place to be as a teenager.


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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

One response to “239. Spring Creek Lodge”

  1. Jamie Yachbes says :

    I stayed here for about a year, and was present for the Karlye suicide. I lived off grounds for a decent portion of it with a family that worked as HR, sort of as a special case for being hard headed.

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