Tag Archive | Mississippi

794. Summits View

The facility located in Walnut, Mississippi has been under investigation from the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services for some time due to testimonies from former students and former employees. Recently the facility came into yet more focus as a teenager ran away which prompted a search on federal level. Later a second boy ran away but was found very soon.

If the testimonies are just half truth it is very serious and it will be certain to state that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager. Handcuffs are supposed to be used by law enforcement. Not everybody else.


573. Columbia Training School

Columbia Training School closed in 2008. It was about 100 years too late because the treatment the girls received sounded more like something you could have found 100 years ago. Some of the offenses which resulted in the placement of the girls were not real offenses like truancy. Truancy is a school problem, not a student problem. If the school provide an interesting method of education none should punish the children for staying away.

Danish high schools have friday bars so the students can drink beer just to keep them in school.

Anyhow once placed at the reform school the teenage girls could be placed in shackles, isolation or forced to trade in sexual favors just to make life something to survive.

It could not have been a fun place to be.


205. Piney Woods School

Because this blog is founded in Danish and schools on this blog are judged by Danish standard, we believe that the work Piney Woods Schools does is wrong. Social heritage matter. It creates structure in a society. That is why Denmark is among the most peaceful countries in world. Danes settle to their destiny and don’t become frustrated when they don’t reach the top in the society. A number of people have tried to immigrate to Denmark and have not accepted their faith where they as a family must prove themselves slowly over a number of generations. Their frustration often lands them in prison.

Then there is the use of corporal punishment. Maybe the use of this have been stopped but it is not enough for the school not to be on this list.

As we see it is not a fun place to be as a teenager.


204. Magnolia Christian Center

Magnolia Christian Center was a summer boot camp so parents could have time off during the holiday instead of raising their children. Corporal punishment was used.

Fortunately the program seems to be closed.

It didn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.


203. Hope Christian Home And Academy

Yet another Christian Home believing in violence.

A former student wrote:

One of the punishments there that I experienced and which most disturbed me was isolation. I once mentioned atheism to another girl there, she told a staff member, and they separated me from the rest of the girls in the home. I was not allowed to talk to or even look at the other girls for a month. I was in a room in the other end of the house, by myself and could only talk to staff members when they talked to me. This was called being on “group separation” and “silence”. Though I never experienced it, I certainly heard the effects of what they called “licks”, which were spankings. Other punishments included writing sentences, standing against the wall (from 30 minutes to hours at a time), being on silence, and being on separation from individual girls. Even though most girls are sent there after being sexually and emotionally abused at home or in various foster homes, there is absolutely no counselor in the house.

It does not sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.


202. Happiness Hill Ministries

Use of stress positions like being forced to rest on your knees with a pencil under them, corporal punishment combined with loss of access to television, internet and extended social network which is important for teenagers of today sounds not like it would be fun for any teenager.

It is doubtful that any God would approve of that.


200. Gulf Coast Academy

After the failure with Bethel Boys and Girls academy and an attempt to restart the business, the Fountains sold the operation to the WWASP group. WWASP had a feared facility on Jamaica named Tranquility Bay. For some reasons the government in Jamaica was tired of the bad press, so they put the management of Tranquility Bay under pressure. WWASP decided to relocate the students from Jamaica to Lucedale, but as always they hired lowpaid employees not suited to handle the job. Also a number of hurricanes had damaged the buildings and neither the Fountains or WWASP had other thing in mind than profit so they didn’t fix the buildings. As result it was chaos with students running away.

The facility did only last a year or two before it shut down.

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


199. Bethesda home for girls

The facility was also mentioned as Christian Life Academy. It was located near Hattiesburg in Mississippi.

Its was yet another so-called Christian boarding school involving yet another police investigation. It became yet another example of a place where they used violence as corporal punishment is against teenagers.

A lawsuit which was settled mentioned cases where a Reverend allegedly paddled pregnant teens and detained a 19-year-old against her will. It is mentioned that a girl died while trying to escape the facility in 1980.

After the closure of the program, the manager Reverend Bob Wills went on the establish Mountain Park Baptist Boarding Academy, which closed after 2 students murdered another to escape the horrible conditions at the Missouri boarding school.

Fortunately no teenagers can be tormented there anymore as the campus burned down.

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


198. Bethel Girls Academy

Owned by the same people who ran the Bethel Boys Academy the girl home also had its problems. The authorities removed the girls for their own safety.

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


197. Bethel Boys Academy

Corporal punishment, raids by the authorities followed by taking a number of new names trying to restart the business and prevent parents from finding out the truth.

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