Troubled US teens are abducted to Montana or Idaho, for serious re-education camps. Rich parents sign over paternal rights and pay US$ 8500 per month to send their kids away to boot camp institutions that will brain wash and mold the teens with almost no limits.
As much as it looks and feels like a kidnapping, those escorts have the absolute legal right to transport you against your will, even if that means carrying you through the street, handcuffed to hell and back.
There is a legal process where parents can sign over custody of kids who need residential care, [...] that same process works for "unruly" teens like me, which meant the company that ran my camp had total legal control over where I went and what I did.
Even phone calls to my grandparents were a privilege I had to earn. I was allowed five minutes, and a staff member sat next to me the entire time, listening in. If during the call I complained about being unhappy, that was "manipulative behavior," and they’d end the call
The Gulag for minors, in the USA!
One night in August 2004, I awoke to a man and a woman in my room whom I had never seen before telling me that they were "escorts" and we were going to a place called "wilderness." I was not allowed to bring any belongings or tell anyone where I was going. I didn’t know what "escorts" and "wilderness" were, and I was terrified. It was like being Liam Neeson’s daughter in Taken, if it had turned out later that Liam Neeson arranged the whole thing.
In 2006, a journalist named Maia Szalavitz published Help at Any Cost, an expose so shocking, it prompted a congressional inquiry and a Government Accountability Office investigation. The GAO found thousands of cases of abuse and at least 10 deaths between 1990 and 2004. Shocked by the terrible truth, Congress leaped into action and proposed a bill to regulate (not even ban) these facilities. After that bill died in committee, they proposed it again the next year. It died again in 2011, and again in 2013. After all, when’s the last time a troubled teen ever donated a bunch of cash to a political campaign?
Read more: 6 Shocking Realities of the Secret ‘Troubled Teen Industry’
Kids die in their care, during week long wilderness outings:
Still, at least neither of us died, as happens with some regularity ("untrained staff" and "lack of adequate nourishment" are the leading causes of death). If you’re going to lead children in week-long hikes through the woods, you should know about things like the sun and treating burns. If this kind of shit happened at a Boy Scout camp, you can bet it’d be on the news.
Unbelievable: Google Troubled Teens Boot Camp. Watch the paid ads. and the remaining search results. You can even get loans to pay off the expensive boot camp discipline and indoctrination.
Physical child abuse, to the point of occasional death is legal.