Pohjolakoti located in Muhos, Finland is a group home controlled by the organisation Nuorten Ystävät. They run a number units for the child welfare authorities, people with special needs and people in need of social rehabilitation and employment. They also control some private schools and clubhouses.
The Pohjolakoti group home became a subject of investigations back in 2011 when it was revealed that they had detained children in prison cells. Also the use of restraints was criticized. While the investigation did not result in any criminal conviction, it forced the facility to make changes in its policies.
However it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager before the attention by medias forced the changes to be made.
- Nuorten Ystävät (Wikipedia)
- Has anyone heard of Pohjolakoti in Muhos, Finland? (Reddit r/TroubledTeens)
- Syyttäjä ei nosta syytteitä yhdestä Muhoksen Pohjolakotiin liittyvästä rikoskokonaisuudesta – viisi kokonaisuutta yhä syyteharkinnassa (Kaleva – in local language)
- Poliisi sai valmiiksi Muhoksen Pohjolakotia koskevan esitutkinnan – syyttäjälle siirtyy seitsemän epäiltyä rikosta nuorten huonosta kohtelusta (YLE – in local language)
941. Solbacka Läroverk
Solbacka Läroverk was a boarding school foundeed in 1901 which closed in 1973.
For the first number of decades it was for boys only but in the late 1940’s, girls were allowed to enter. It closed due failing enrollment.
Later the daily life and testimonies of abuse were revealed. The book “Ondskan” by Jan Guillou is written based on his experiences at Solbacka.
It could not have been fun to be there as a student.
- Solbacka läroverk (Wikipedia – in Swedish language)
- Kostskoler udvikler sociale krøblinge (Dagbladet Informantion – in Danish language)
- ‘Close all boarding schools!’ (Nordstjernen)
940. TSI Owens Cross Roads
This facility will change name. If it will change its way, remains to doubt. Fact is that criticism against the facility include unsafe living conditions, staff abuse and neglect, and improper and excessive use of restraints. A number of students tried to escape the facility over the years making themselves and possible residents at risk.
As of May 2022 it is empty.
Numerous facilities operated by Sequel TSI have been investigated. Because Sequel TSI basically is a business they rebrand as Brighter Path of Alabama, so they can continue their way to conduct business after using some paint and money on new marketing material. Why the authorities fall for this scheme remains a mystery.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
939. Capital Christian School
The Capital Christian School located in Sacramento, has recently been in the news when former students told the world of the abuse they suffered of the hands of a former teacher. An abuse they claimed the school was informed of. Also more recently parents were surprised that they were kept in the dark of alleged abuse while the police investigated.
Sometime might indicated that it could not be fun to be a students at the school if you are one of the unlucky ones who falls victim for a molester.
- Men accusing former Capital Christian teacher of abuse speak out (Newsbreak)
- Parents Notified 6 Months After Accusations Against Sacramento Teacher (CBS 13 Sacramento)
- Christian school in California investigating possible teacher sexual misconduct; parents informed after seven months into investigation (The Christian Times)
938. Huronia Regional Center
Huronia Regional Center was also known as Ontario Hospital School and Orillia Asylum for Idiots was opened in 1876. It closed in 2009.
It has its own cemetery consisting of 1440 unmarked graves and 571 numbered graves. Some have since been removed.
After the closure the authorities apologizes and compensated some of the victims for the abuse they suffered at the facility.
It could not have been fun to be there as a child.
- Huronia Regional Centre (Wikipedia)
- The history (Remember every name)
- A Mohawk Huronia Regional Centre survivor speaks out about the abuse he says he endured (Global News)
- Her brothers suffered abuse and neglect at Huronia care centre. Now she’s telling their story (CBC)