Archive | May 2017

545. Ashramshala, India

A boarding school in the Buldhana area Maharashtra, India locally called Ashramshala are in the media after the police arrested several employees of alleged rape. Rape cases in India occur often. After their independence local laws are close to a joke. Often the people accused of rape die before trial when a trial could expose the authorities lack of order.

Sometime the victims die before giving evidence.

In this case the number of victims are supposed to be around 12 and it is mentioned that one victim was only 10 year old.

It cannot be fun to be a student at this boarding school also going under the name Ninadhi Ashram school and Nimbaji Kokre ashramshala.


544. Shalom Christian College, Australia

Shalom Christian College is mentioned in the news after a rape occured on the campus. Sadly rapes occur in a lot of places. They should be invstigated and the criminals should face prison time. Most importantly: None should try to prevent or obstruct the investigation.

A lot of things point in the direction that someone among the management tried to prevent a full investigation of the rape of a 14 year old student.

Imagine being forced to live apart from your family and then being raped without having the chance of receiving justice in the form of seeing your attackers behind bars. How will that impact your life?

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenage student.


543. Rite of Passage Wilderness Camp, Nevada

When state officias visited the Rite of Passage Wilderness Camp located near the Walker River Indian reservation near Shurz, Nevada, they found that boys were intentionally denied clothing adequate for the harsh conditions, routinely assaulted by staff, and deprived of meals.

The lack of oversight of the children in the program who has placed in foster care in California resulted in changes in procedures.

However it cannot remove the fact that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.


542. Woodside Trails Therapeutic Camp, Texas

In 2004 the police saved 22 foster kids from a private run wilderness camp in Bastrop County, Texas.

Two employees at the camp were charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. The camp was closed down by the authorities. The juridical process were complicated and the closure of the camp ended up in backers of the program having tried to white wash the ordeals the boys of the camp had to endure. What became of the truth is impossible to say today.

It could not have been a fun place to be as a teenager.


541. Camp Horizon, Baldwin County, Texas

In 2015 a story was published on various news sites that a 15 year old boy allegedly assaulted a camp counselor and raped her. Now a year later the authorities are investingating the alleged victim about the theory that the so-called rape in reality was about gaining access to disability funds.

At the same time the county who ran the camp decided to outsource the daily operations of the camp to a private company called Pathway, which is now under investigation by human rights group in order to find out whether the teenagers will be safe as many for-profit has profitted from lack of oversight basically warehousing juveniles for the lowest costs possible.

Falsely being accused for rape combined with lack of oversight makes it safe to claim that it wasn’t a fun place to be as a teenager in the past and properly will not be that in the future.