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538. Sunhawk Academy

Sunhawk Academy was located in St. George, Utah. Today the building are used to house homeless people.

It was marketed as a drug rehab and it could not be a pleasant one as there is a report about a car chase where residents tried to run. In the end it closed and lives now only in the memory of those who were there. Sadly some of those teenagers who survived their ordeal at the place are not among us anymore.

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


537. Blue Hills Academy

The facility was located near Humholt in Arizona and was believed to be for boys only.

The facility was started by former employees from Copper Canyon Academy – now Sedona Sky Academy. It was not a business who lived for long. A message board mentions that it inherited some of the problems, Copper Canyon Academy suffered from in the start.

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


535. Spring Meadows Center

Runaways, employee serving alcohol to teenagers below 16 and having the wrong kind of relationship with them is the recipe for things turning bad.

It is safe to assume that the teenagers find that it is not a fun place to be as a teenager.


526. Virgen de la Asunción home

The Virgen de la Asunción home caught fire in 2017 creating a national tragedy when it became clear that 35 persons died in the fire – mostly juvenile and children.

But articles related to the fire also showed trouble long before the fire took place. Too many children confined to the facility compared with lack of supervision and background checks of employees had resulted in abuse. Despite the tragedy there is little hope of improvement because it seems that the political system lacks interest in the well-being of the children.

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


508. Lincoln Hills

Lincoln Hills in Irma is a youth prison. However the conditions in the prison makes any punishment worse than the courts decided. The question is whether it is the courts or the prison employees who decide on how severe a punishment should be. In Wisconsin it is the prison employees. In the rest of the civilized world it is the courts.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager being the victim of punishments decided by a random prison ward.


507. Christian Children’s Ranch – Eagle

The Christian Children’s Ranch in Eagle was mentioned in the news in 2015. The authorities arrested the owners and charged them with sexual battery on a minor and sexual abuse of a child.

The organization which ran the ranch was very quick to distance themselves from the couple. However such a small place shouldn’t require very much oversight to the question everybody ask themselves is whether the management did their duties they are required to perform when dealing the teenagers.

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


506. Kendall house

Kendall house in Gravesend, United Kingdom was closed in 1986. Unfortunately after it made the lives misserable for a lot of girls.

One of the former “students” wrote:

Kendall house Gravesend Kent. This happened to us too in the uk. A home office psychotherapist was doing it to us. All our children were born with birth defects and all the kh girls who lived got ill with a serious unknown autoimmune illness in our 40s. I have all our records of the abuse, severe overdosing drug logs, cover Ups documented in files. It was first exposed in 1979 and the uk government mps refused to help the abused children in the care institutions and said it was a medical problem not a government problem. It wad exposed again on a tv documentary in 1980 and the government still refused to stop it. I was sent to kendall house in 1980 by Wandsworth social services. I was there 3 years. I was locked in a small room for over 160 days isolated, massively overdosed with 11 psychotropic drugs for 3 years every day and sexually abused in that room. The psychotherapist sent me to stone house mental hospital with dangerous severely disturbed patients as punishment if i alerted anyone. Kent police have not investigated the abuse at kendall house and lied publicly. My mp Eric pickles has refused to talk to me for 18 years and recently told his secretary to call me and tell me to drop it. I wont drop it. A social worker who witnessed the barbaric abuse and brain training called it ratamorphism. I have all the evidence fortunately. The gov are lying publicly and are making sure this abuse is totally ignored. Its still hapenning to kids in care today and I can prove it. The uk government are lying publicly and saying they dont do it but they are doing it. The children are locked behind closed doors and can not get help. They are screaming in silence here in the uk. My website is no2abuse and my book trust no one that I wrote because all those in authority ignored the abuse.

A television station later investigated and found 10 ex-residents at Kendall House had gone on to have children with birth defects after being forcibly given cocktails of drugs, including tranquilisers, during the 1970s and 80s.

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


503. The Oakley School

The Oakley School in the South summit area in Utah was for many year owned by Aspen Education Group but is now under independent ownership.

While it was under AEG ownership it was often used as a step-down placement compared to the more restricted Island View “treatment” center.

Still reports of runaways were reported.

The events which took place during the AEG ownership will be covered by a documentary which currently is in the planning phase.

Also former students describe it as a holding place where the students revert to old ways once they are out.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


April 2017 update:

The faciltiy announced that they will close during the summer of 2017: The Oakley School announces closing (Park Record)

502. Blue Creek Academy

Yet another religious reform school was in the media for its abusive methods against teenagers. The structure of the school looked very much alike many others. Now where it is closed lawsuits are piling up. Unfortunately a little too late for the boys who endured the alleged abuse.

To make it even worse the manager – pastor James Waldeck – should be involved in a new private prison project in Montana.

Safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.


501. Wild2learn residential school

Wild2learn was a residential school located near Glenlivet in Scotland. It was marketed as inspired by the controversial CEDU schools in the United States which closed down due to future lawsuits.

It wasn’t in operation for long before the local authorities ordered it to close.

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