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569. White River Academy

White River Academy started out as a wilderness program in Costa Rica but moved to Utah later. As a point one of employees were Randall Hinton known from the notorious Tranquility Bay. He was later sentenced in connection with another facility.

Various articles mention runaways and stabbing. It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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565. Stillwater Academy

Stillwater Academy located in Utah were in the years 2002-2004 the center of the media interests because they held artist Alex Asch detained on the orders of his parents who didn’t understand the concept of life his choice of life as an artist included.

Forced to take medication, cut off from the surrounding world, isolated from the life back home with friend and censorship of his work were just some of the things he experienced. He was released in 2004.

Just Call Them Crazy: Alex Asch on Forced Institutionalization from minor compositions on Vimeo.

It cannot be fun to be locked up as a teenager just because you do not share the same values of life as your parents.

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564. Forest Hospital

Forest Hospital in Des Plaines is today mostly kwown for having housed artist Daphne Scholinski while they tried to treat her for a non-illness. It is not known how many teenagers who were treated without cause. However when they hospital was sold, news emerged that they have treated patients unnescesary collecting money for it. They were ordered to pay some of the money back.

It could not have been fun to be treated and even restrained for illnesses you do not suffer from.

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563. Turn-about Ranch

Turn-about Ranch was founded in 1989. Today it is mostly known for having housed Jemma Lucy and Danielle Bregoli aiding them making their career as they have it today.

Sadly it is also known for the tragic death of an employee caused by the stressful environment the ranch create for the newcomers to the ranch.

Robbed of modern things like heating and decent bed combined with being confined to a stone circle all day the only question is why it took so long for a murder to occur.

It cannot be a fun place to be as a teenager.

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562. Sunrice RTC

This facility in Hurricane Utah is perhaps mostly known for the terrible traffic accident which claimed the lives of two residents. However the real issue is that the facility isolates the young female teenagers from their peers back home and use both restraints and isolation as punishment.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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558. Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls RTC

During the last few years this residential treatment center has spiralled out of control. Residents assaulting people in town, riots and a number of runaway resulting in the local police to have responded to 827 calls.

Now the enrollment has been ordered to stop.

But the question people should ask themselves were: Is it fun to be there as a teenager?

The number of runaways and all this acting out is a clear signal that is not a fun place to be.

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556. St Francis’ Boy’s Home

The boys home was founded in 1868. Maybe it saved the lives of many childrenbefore it closed in 1974. However some ended up being abused and now the authorities are trying two retired employees for the alleged abuse as we have to call it until the court can rule.

Some children were even sent out of the country to an uncertain future.

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

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533. Rivendell Behavioral Health Services

This facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky seems to be criticized by parents

My daughter went to the facility 3 times within a month and a half time period. When returning home, she had a UTI, Scabies, and had not shaved nor brushed her teeth the entire time she was there. I’m extremely displeased to have my adolescent child taken there for psychiatric care and come out needing a detox to recover physically. I have joint custody of my daughter and was never contacted about the medications she was using or only once about her recovery. I strongly advise anyone that is having a troubled youth, to reconsider taking their child here. There are many other places to choose from.

Also a now former employee are facing charges due to his alleged improper relationship with one of the patients.

It doesn’t sound like a fun and safe place to be as a teenager.

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518. Red Rock Canyon School

Red Rock Canyon School is a youth asylum located in St. George, Utah. In this town such places are almost located next to each other where they enjoy little oversight and have access to low-educatated cheap labor.

A number of incidents occured over the years at this facility:

  • On September 13, 2001, a boy was sexually assaulted by another teenager with whom he had been housed. The Guardians Alvin and Cynthia Robertson created a lawsuit against the school
  • March 2003 a girl was transported from the school to the hospital where she was pronounced death. She had been sick for some days
  • In 2005 they were sued by parents of a teenager based on a claim about a sexual relationship between their son and a staff member
  • In 2012 a staff member was arrest on a charge of indicent relationships with 3 boys

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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517. La Europa Academy

La Europa Academy is a so-called residential treatment facility located in Murray, Utah

There seems to be some concern about teenagers who face challenges regarding their gender identity.

A review on Yelp.com states:

Worst 9 months of my life. Do not send your child here if they struggle with gender identity issues. They will not get respected. And when you tour, they lie about a lot of stuff.

They also use a level system, which has been subject of much criticism among human rights groups.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.

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