St Joseph’s College was founded by the De La Salle Brothers, which is a order of monks. The school opened in 1937.
Like to many boarding schools run by religious orders, claims of abuse has risen. Around 20 ‘old boys’ have since written in to allege physical and sexual abuse by teachers at the school between the 1960s and 1980s. The Suffolk police has started an investigation.
Articles speak on an environment you will not see as fun to be in when you are a teenager.
Casa La Esperanza located in Ensenada, Mexico was among the so-called rehabs closed in 2004 after a long thorough investigation. At the time of its closure 20 detainees called students in the press was present.
The exact location and nature of this facility is not known as most of the sources have been lost. If you by chance know something, please comment this article.
However based on the testimonies of others who have been in similar facilities in Mexico it is safe to assume that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
- Casa by the Sea / Casa La Esperanza / Genesis shut by Mexica (The Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora)
- Mexican Officials Shut Down 3 Schools for Troubled U.S. Youths (Los Angeles Times)
- Baja raids shut boarding schools for U.S. teens (San Diego Union-Tribune – reposted at The Cult Education Institute)
In 2008 newspapers in both Spain and Denmark reported about an arrest of a Danish captain who commandeered a ship with troubled youth. The reason of the arrest was abandoning a teenager on the island of Islote de Lobos. Marooning is an ancient form of punishment which had not been used in recent decades. The Island while not having any permanent inhabitants were guarded by some officials and by pure luck the boy was picked out. He was not dressed to a life on his own.
The Spanish authorities were shocked by the discovery and arrested the Dane responsible for the act.
In Denmark an inquest was conducted by protected by the social services who had referred the boys to the program but nothing happened as it properly would have embarrassed the case workers who referred the children to the program for not investigating properly what the public funds was use for.
It could not have been fun to be there when they use punishments like this.
- 27 horas abandonado en la Isla de Lobos como «castigo» (Canarias7 – article in Spanish language)
- Dansk kaptajn anholdt af spansk politi (BT – article in Danish language)
- Ocean life (Minder fra en hård tid – article in Danish language)
- Detienen al patrón de un velero que abandonó a un menor en Islote de Lobos (20 minutos – article in Spanish language)
- Detenido por abandonar a un menor en el Islote de Lobos (Eldiario – article in Spanish language)
The Brookside School for Maladjusted Children in Shropshire was a school used by the authorities as an exile for children who had case files taking up time for case workers in the social services system.
At the school close to 100 children were subjected to rape and abuse. Most survivors mention former head master Jack Mount. Among the victims were children aged down to 10.
Why the authorities never managed to bring the head master to justice for his actions is a rather complicated legal question which is impossible to answer.
But the emotional scars, he inflicted on the children does not require any legal advice for us to understand. That burden is hard to bear through life.
Hopefully such places will be subjected to close supervision in the future so these awful things would not repeat itself. It could not have been fun to be there as a child.
The St. Joseph care home sometime named St. Joseph’s boys school or St. Joseph Institute are in the news due to an investigation into a number of death taking place in the 1950’s among the 60 boys enrolled at that time. 34 deaths over a short period is alleged to be on the hands of a monk.
If it is the case that a monk killed boys off the boys, it is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a child.
- Former head nurse says 20 boys were killed at Dutch boarding school (Daiji world)
- Dutch prosecutors probe Catholic institute deaths (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
- Multiple Deaths at Boys’ Home Were No Accident (Reuters via Bishop-Accountability)
The Children’s Village located in Dobbs Ferry, New York since 1901 has a dark evil past which is now about to be revealed. It was named New York Juvenile Asylum before. Many lawsuits concerning alleged sexual abuse have emerged. Investigation into the matter is still ongoing here in 2021.
The facility has existed since 1851. More recent cases shows that there had been problems as late as in 2006.
Some acts of abuse were made by former employees, others by former children placed at the facility and the management did according to the lawsuit not address the problems.
It could not have been fun to be placed there as a child.
A group home in the Powell area is mentioned in newspaper articles. The owner has been charged child endangering because one of the residents suffered a frostbite. Whether he owner sought medical attendance at once or delayed it as the police sees it, is purely a legal question for the courts to decide.
But setting up the conditions which led to the resident getting the frostbite, is the responsibility of the group home. If the conditions are that harsh, the boys should not be allowed activities outside.
The facility was started by a employee who used to work for Mouth Carmel (which is also mentioned in this blog)
That could not be fun to be there as a teenager.
- Owner of Powell group home charged after teen suffers frostbite (Powell Tribune)
- Mount Carmel has struggled to keep staffers and strike educational balance (The Billing Gazette Wyoming Bureau)
- Owner of Powell group home charged after teen suffers frostbite (Wyoming Tribune Eagle)
Nothing much is known about this organization in Denmark beside the fact that the Danish department was result of the work of a certain Tytte Botfeldt who is now deceased and their close work with the couple Lise and Ole Brems. The family who was living in the village of Klarup and was consisting of a doctor and a nurse took a lot of foster kids in. Some of the foster children died but the doctor issued death certificates despite the fact, that he was close to them. At that time it was legal and the law has due to this case been changed so no doctor with close ties to the deceased can issue death certificates.
In the end the authorities started an investigation against the foster parents and the doctor was convicted to two years in prison and he was allowed to keep his medical license to work as a doctor once the time was served. The wife was convicted to 4 years in prison and lost her license permanently. Why the difference? Why was he allowed to work when he provided medication and falsified the death certificates, remains a mystery.
Today this case involving the Terre des hommes organization in Denmark has largely been forgotten but it is certain that it could not have been fun to be a foster child in the Brems family.
- Det respektable lægeægtepar (Book in Danish language)
- Helvedet i Klarup (Blog by Hans Hüttel in Danish language)
- De tyske mulatbørns danske historie (Kristlig Dagblad – in Danish language)
Further information about the Danish department of Terre Des Hommes. In 1999 an investigation was launch into falsified medication documentation about children adopted from Romania. Danish parents believed that the children was healthy but serious illnesses were hidden from them by the organization. As result the Danish department no longer arrange adoptions.
- Aktører i Danmark (Adoptionpolitisk Forum)
Being a 15 year old looking for answers regarding religion, it would not be the best choice to go to Revival Church Kawaala. A young woman did and as result she was raped, she claimed. A lot of investigations were pending against the church but with the death of Pastor Augustine Yiga, only the future will show if the problems were due to him or the church in general.
However it is safe to state that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
- The good, the bad and the ugly of pastor Augustine Yiga (The Observer)
- Male calls for judicial inquiry into pastors (The Observer)
- Pastor Yiga detained for raping, impregnating woman (Edge)
The police in Wales are doing an investigation in the past at Children’s home called Operation Flight. One of the results were the conviction of former employees at the Ty Mawr School near Monmouthshire.
A total of 23 years jail were handed out and the employees were ordered to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
It cannot have been fun to be there as a child