Tag Archive | West Virginia

733. North Spring Behavioral Healthcare

A 15 year old boy died after he was restrained by the employees. Even when the court in the end came to the result that one of the employees was innocent of his death, it does not change the fact, that every restraint include the risk of taking the life of the child. Despite the trial the facility did not change its ways. A girl later needed treatment as result of her interactions with the employees.

A facility where the focus is on use of power instead of counseling is not fun to be at as a teenager.


718. Miracle Meadow school

The Miracle Meadows boarding school losely affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventists movement was founded in 1988. It has been closed after an investigation showed that the school administration tried to hide that students were handcuffed to beds and subjected to rape and beatings.

The founder of the school was arrested because she did not report the abuse but tried to hide it from the authorities.

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


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.