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(WJAC TV Johnstown)   In the wake of investigation detailing alleged abuse and cover-ups, officials order "emergency removal" of all children remaining in ICE detention camps. Oopsies... the oldest reform school in the country. ICE may carry on   (wjactv.com) divider line
    More: Sick, Philadelphia, Department of Human Services, Glen Mills Schools, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The McClatchy Company, State officials, Philadelphia Media Holdings, Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting  
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2019-03-26 05:49:39 AM  
Tortuous headline was tortuous, but here's hoping that the folks responsible for the wholesale pimping of kids get long sentences in real prisons...
 
2019-03-26 07:31:34 AM  

hubiestubert: Tortuous headline was tortuous, but here's hoping that the folks responsible for the wholesale pimping of kids get long sentences in real prisons...


In the US? They'll get 3 months probation for "living an otherwise blameless life" and be re-hired within 4 months.
 
2019-03-26 07:43:14 AM  
 
2019-03-26 07:43:24 AM  
Shawn Nokes still at it?
 
2019-03-26 07:47:57 AM  

Sneelock: How about some background to put it in context? Here ya go...https://www.philly.com/crime/a/gl​en-mills-schools-pa-abuse-juvenile-inv​estigation-20190220.html


Thank you! Would it have been too difficult for the news people to put a link to know what they're talking about.
 
2019-03-26 07:50:15 AM  
I've been kicked around since I was born. And now it's alright, it's okay. You may look the other way. We can try to understand The Philadelphia Inquirer's effect on a state investigation into physical abuse.
 
2019-03-26 07:53:00 AM  

nytmare: I've been kicked around since I was born. And now it's alright, it's okay. You may look the other way. We can try to understand The Philadelphia Inquirer's effect on a state investigation into physical abuse.


Why did I just try to sing that in the tune of "Stayin' Alive"?
 
2019-03-26 08:10:50 AM  
I don't know what any of you are talking about, Wilkinson Home for Boys is a fine institution!
 
2019-03-26 08:11:40 AM  

Zik-Zak: nytmare: I've been kicked around since I was born. And now it's alright, it's okay. You may look the other way. We can try to understand The Philadelphia Inquirer's effect on a state investigation into physical abuse.

Why did I just try to sing that in the tune of "Stayin' Alive"?


Because you could tell by the way he uses that walk that he's a woman's man, no time to talk?
 
2019-03-26 08:25:26 AM  
Don't bother clicking.
This was the whole "article":
The Department of Human Services said Monday that children residing at Glen Mills Schools about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Philadelphia will be relocated "as soon as this can be safely accomplished."
The department says there were 64 students there, 21 from Pennsylvania and 43 from eight other states.
The Philadelphia Inquirer investigation published last month described a culture of physical abuse at the school.
Glen Mills, established in 1826, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment; officials said earlier they took the allegations very seriously and were working with state and local leaders.
 
2019-03-26 08:27:29 AM  
I've heard more disturbing stories from folks who spent time in 'reform' schools than I did from people I knew who spent time in adult prison.

An old friend recounted playing by the rules long enough to be designated as a trustee (though I believe they used a different descriptor). Part of the position's charm was that trustees would participate in locating other kids who tried to escape by searching the woodlands that surrounded the facility. If the trustees found the kid before any adult was on scene, the understanding was that you could wail on the escapee short of killing him until an adult appeared and there would be no repercussions. That was one of the most palatable stories he shared.

And he was in the institution because he was smart enough to realize the state had failed him on every occasion that they tried to place him in a suitable home environment. Running the streets, couch surfing, grifting and petty theft seemed like a better alternative than violent and/or sexual abuse.

If spanking is evil incarnate these days, how do we justify the juvenile corrections programs in this country?
 
2019-03-26 10:05:28 AM  

Sneelock: How about some background to put it in context? Here ya go...https://www.philly.com/crime/a/gl​en-mills-schools-pa-abuse-juvenile-inv​estigation-20190220.html


Thank you for the read.
Reactions, mostly in order:
1) The Stanford Prison Experiment teenage edition
2) That's sick, actions were sick, by sick individuals
3) I have no doubt most of what is portrayed is true. Some is also BS. The ex-counselor suing for wrongful termination (or something) who couldn't stand by watching the abuse...after 10 years there, yeah that was(nt) funny. Many such institutions run on violence and hazing.
4) the article makes it sound that there were no good stories out of there, regardless of the accolades that this place has received, and that's myopic.
5) to me the question is how to take the essence of what worked (team building, structures, reward systems, etc) and make it work without the violence. While keeping the staff protected. 100-pound kids can still shiv you.

/I am and am not getting a kick as tomorrow I'll be working with some type of correctional entity
//everything happens for a reason, and there's reason Fark brought this to my attention today
///I feel grateful, on purpose and yet so small in such a world I want to change
 
2019-03-26 10:25:04 AM  
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2019-03-26 12:13:55 PM  
Ah, Glen Mills, one of those fine academies that is marketed to parents with kids that can't be accommodated in a traditional school setting.  There's another one here in GA, that takes the parents' money, wrecks the kid so much they beg to try again in a regular setting, and then find out that none of the classes is transferable, and of course, no refunds.

I remember looking at this place, all the fees and costs for out of state placement, and realizing that hiring a private tutor that would stay all day would be cheaper and less disruptive to our lives.
 
2019-03-26 01:25:15 PM  
Incidentally that's what the rest of us want.
 
2019-03-26 02:40:52 PM  

Resident Muslim: Sneelock: How about some background to put it in context? Here ya go...https://www.philly.com/crime/a/gl​en-mills-schools-pa-abuse-juvenile-inv​estigation-20190220.html

Thank you for the read.
Reactions, mostly in order:
1) The Stanford Prison Experiment teenage edition
2) That's sick, actions were sick, by sick individuals
3) I have no doubt most of what is portrayed is true. Some is also BS. The ex-counselor suing for wrongful termination (or something) who couldn't stand by watching the abuse...after 10 years there, yeah that was(nt) funny. Many such institutions run on violence and hazing.
4) the article makes it sound that there were no good stories out of there, regardless of the accolades that this place has received, and that's myopic.
5) to me the question is how to take the essence of what worked (team building, structures, reward systems, etc) and make it work without the violence. While keeping the staff protected. 100-pound kids can still shiv you.

/I am and am not getting a kick as tomorrow I'll be working with some type of correctional entity
//everything happens for a reason, and there's reason Fark brought this to my attention today
///I feel grateful, on purpose and yet so small in such a world I want to change


Good luck on changing any part of it, even in a small way. One of my kids was in two facilities in that area, both of which have been closed (neither was Glen Mills) and all he learned there was how to operate in an environment like that. They are supposed to be teaching kids the error of their ways, and how to become successful in a productive way. Instead it seems that they just teach how to operate in a criminal type environment. It's probably doing him well where he is in big boy prison now. His old roommate from one of the places graduated college a couple of years ago and is successful though. He apparently learned the right things.

Be careful. Some of those kids are extremely manipulative and know all of the exact right things to say, and how to act to get through the emotional support classes and therapy. Can't blame them for it. It's how they learned to survive in some pretty bad pre-institution environments.

In all seriousness, good luck making a difference in as many lives as you can.
 
2019-03-26 11:05:47 PM  

Chevello: Resident Muslim: Sneelock: How about some background to put it in context? Here ya go...https://www.philly.com/crime/a/gl​en-mills-schools-pa-abuse-juvenile-inv​estigation-20190220.html

Thank you for the read.
Reactions, mostly in order:
1) The Stanford Prison Experiment teenage edition
2) That's sick, actions were sick, by sick individuals
3) I have no doubt most of what is portrayed is true. Some is also BS. The ex-counselor suing for wrongful termination (or something) who couldn't stand by watching the abuse...after 10 years there, yeah that was(nt) funny. Many such institutions run on violence and hazing.
4) the article makes it sound that there were no good stories out of there, regardless of the accolades that this place has received, and that's myopic.
5) to me the question is how to take the essence of what worked (team building, structures, reward systems, etc) and make it work without the violence. While keeping the staff protected. 100-pound kids can still shiv you.

/I am and am not getting a kick as tomorrow I'll be working with some type of correctional entity
//everything happens for a reason, and there's reason Fark brought this to my attention today
///I feel grateful, on purpose and yet so small in such a world I want to change

Good luck on changing any part of it, even in a small way. One of my kids was in two facilities in that area, both of which have been closed (neither was Glen Mills) and all he learned there was how to operate in an environment like that. They are supposed to be teaching kids the error of their ways, and how to become successful in a productive way. Instead it seems that they just teach how to operate in a criminal type environment. It's probably doing him well where he is in big boy prison now. His old roommate from one of the places graduated college a couple of years ago and is successful though. He apparently learned the right things.

Be careful. Some of those kids are extremely manipulative and know all of the exact ...


Thabk you.
Good luck to you and your kid as well
 
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