Saturday, May 28, 2011

A gay teen describes her experience at a Utah brainwashing facility

Found this one linked from boing boing today. It's a reprinted story of a teenager that was basically kidnapped with the help of her parents to go to a place for "troubled teens". Which is really just a for-profit prison.

My only hope is that the fellas that show up in the middle of the night to drag someone away occasionally get shot in the face or something.

We can do better than warehouse human beings that don't fit in - whatever that means.

First paragraph quoted below:

"On May 10th of 2007 at around 2:30 in the morning two strangers barged into my bedroom. I started screaming and crying, as in my mind I was sure that these two strangers had broken into my house and were going to abduct me, rape me, kill me, or in some way harm me. They immediately told me that if I did not shut up that they would handcuff me. I was not being in any way violent or threatening. I was reacting in fear for my life by being vocal and hoping that someone would come to help. I had no idea what was going on. I stopped screaming, still in fear for my life. They started going through my closet digging out clothes as I was only in a night gown. They still had not explained what was going on. I asked, frightened, what the wanted from me, trying to see if I could in some way appease them and get them to leave. They then explained that they were going to take me to a school. It took me a second to understand what they meant by this, as this was an extremely bizarre way to introduce a child to a new school. It then occurred to me that this was what my mother had arranged for my brother several years ago when she had him shipped away to Cross Creek. The two strangers were from Teen Escort Service, a for-profit company that transports teenagers, usually by force, to WWASP (World Wide Association of Specialty Programs) facilities."

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