Boot Camps for Wayward Teens Go Unregulated Overseas
Posted on Jan 26, 2006
By Blair Golson
AlterNet: From the Czech Republic to Costa Rica and Mexico, cops have seized American overseers for caging or mistreating American teens at harsh “boot camps” run under foreign flags to escape U.S. law.
But here at home, the companies that ship teenagers to remote reform schools can freely go about their business in many states. You can dial 1-800-355-TEEN to reach the sales staff of Teen Help, LLC, who can arrange for your child to be spirited away. They might put you in touch with “escorts,” guys who can pull up to your driveway in a van and transport even the most defiant child to the airport. The next destination is up to you: a “tough love” school here in the 50 states, like Majestic Ranch in Utah or Spring Creek Lodge Academy in Montana? story