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lovely, all the worst to him in prison.
Former RMA director facing Wyoming sex charges
NewsBF, March 29 - 2017

Former Rocky Mountain Academy director Scott Addison, 48, whose tenure there lasted just three months, was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming, February 22 and officially charged March 1 with 25 felony counts after multiple women accused him of sexual assault and attempted blackmail.

Addison, a certified addictions counselor who led RMA from September 2004 until his mutually agreed upon separation from the private school in Naples for undisclosed "issues and complications," has pled not guilty to charges including first degree sexual assault, blackmail, attempted blackmail, felonious assault and 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

He remains in custody in the Albany County Detention Center on $50,000 cash bond. If convicted on all counts, he could face life in prison.

According to the Laramie Boomerang, Addison was working as a therapist in Laramie with the firm Pendley & Associates. An investigation was launched against him in October, 2016, after a woman told Laramie police that she met Addison at his home in September, where, she said, she was beaten, tied up, sexually assaulted and photographed nude.

Addison threatened to send the photographs to others if she told anyone, the woman told investigators.

During a subsequent warrant search of his home, physical evidence was seized that police say corroborates the alleged victim's report, and electronics also taken were found to contain large numbers of sexually explicit images of Addison and several women, including the woman who made the initial report.

Police detectives made contact with a number of the women in those images, and four, all of whom knew him by different names, came forward and lodged official complaints. One of the women was 17 at the time she was allegedly assaulted.

Addison's resignation from Rocky Mountain Academy was announced in late November, 2004, and on December 28, he was charged in Boundary County with DUI, felony injury to a child and failure to give immediate notice of an accident.

On April 25, 2005, he was convicted of inattentive driving and an amended misdemeanor charge of injury to a child, the additional charges dismissed. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended, fined $363.50 and given one year unsupervised probation.

After leaving RMA, Addison eventually moved to Boise, working as a grant officer for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim's Assistance from February to July, 2007 before being fired after accusing a female supervisor of discrimination after he allegedly broke off a sexual affair with her.

A subsequent lawsuit was settled out of court in 2009, with him receiving $28,000.

In 2010, he went to work for the Ada County drug and veterans' courts until allegations were raised of sexual impropriety in 2014 and he was fired, though no criminal charges were brought. His 2015 lawsuit against Ada County, which includes allegations that he was sexually discriminated against because he is a man and that his employer failed to accommodate his bipolar disorder, is pending.
The wiki page has been updated.

There is also a student testimony on a tumblr page about the problems students face in daily life years after their stay here.

luxintenebrislucet at Scott's Valley School

Finally a mother writes on Yelp
I would give this place zero stars if I could. We sent our son here for 7 months. They never let you speak to your child...big red flag. You never speak to the school therapist if there even was one. There is sleep deprivation, starvation, verbal abuse. Kids are denied school time. The State of Oregon has closed it down. Let's hope they keep it closed.
Peninsula Village / The Village - runaway problems
« Last post by Oscar on July 15, 2017, 05:35:47 PM »

Quote from: Local 8 Now
Neighbors say home has been a problem for years
By Kyle Grainger, November 13 - 2012

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Neighbors living near a Blount County home where two teens ran from say they get alerts about runaways often.

Dispatchers say 15-year old Alexis Collins and 17-year old Amber Scott were found around 11:40 p.m. Monday, November 12 and taken to the Blount County Juvenile Center. Deputies had run away from their group home on Jones Bend Road in Louisville around 8:00pm the same night.

Authorities say the two broke into a house, stole cash and car keys, and were attempting to steal the homeowner's car but were caught.

They are each charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property of a motor vehicle over $10,000.

Thomas Nail has lived in the neighborhood for 22 years. He says Monday night was the first time he's gotten a phone call to tell him about the missing girls. he says he's found missing teens from Acadia over the years on his property.

"I got the call and went and searched things with a flashlight. I have a detached garage so I looked in there, didn't see anything, so I locked it up and just left the outside lights on," said Nail."It's part of life, but it's one of those kind of irritating parts of life that we have to put up with."

Nail said in the past he's gotten knocks on the door from counselors alerting him to runaways.

Others like the Murray family say they are grateful for the advanced warnings, so they can check up on things at home.

"I made sure my doors were locked, I did go out in the yard, and I kept my eye open for about an hour. I did see some traffic but I didn't see any of the kids on foot," said Murray. "I'm concerned because some of these kids are troubled. Glad to see the sheriff's office was responsive and let neighbors know what was going on."

A spokesperson with the sheriff's office says they've gotten calls to the home in the past, but no more than at any other treatment facility of this type.

According to the company's website, The Village is a fully licensed psychiatric residential treatment center and alcohol and drug treatment center for teenagers (ages 13-17).
If someone can research this death, we would be happy:

ANDREW STEVE CHANCE - January 5, 2000 - January 27, 2014


Andrew Steve Chance, age 14, of Talking Rock, Georgia, died Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Born January 5, 2000 in Griffin, Georgia, Andrew was preceded in death by Richelle Chance Hulgan. Andrew was an 8th Grade student at the Joy House in Jasper and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper.

The Troubled Teen Industry / Further problems with Mount Carmel Ranch
« Last post by Oscar on July 08, 2017, 03:22:35 AM »
The quality of the education is criticized:

Quote from: Billings Gazette
Mount Carmel didn’t fulfill promises to son, mother says
Ruffin Prevost, March 14 -2010

Woman seeks refund of $36,000 spent to get son a diploma

CODY — A woman who spent thousands of dollars to put her son through a Park County program for troubled boys is seeking a refund after learning that the correspondence school diploma he earned there does not meet U.S. Marine Corps admission standards.

Dawn Cooper of Birmingham, Ala., took out a loan and cashed in an annuity she had set aside for retirement. She used the money to pay $36,000 for her son to attend the Mount Carmel Youth Ranch in Clark and a related program for adults, Bear Tooth MT Ascent. Both programs share staff members and facilities on a 40,000-acre cattle ranch.

Mount Carmel Youth Ranch manager Matt Schneider said he was unaware of problems with the military accepting graduates from his program, and that other boys from the ranch had successfully entered the Marines.

A spokesman for a regional charity that has given $350,000 to the youth ranch defended its grants, saying the program has a good record of helping troubled teens get back on track.

“There are people that have mortgaged their homes to have their kids there, and they’re not getting adequate care or counseling or the other things they need,” said Cooper, whose son, Mason Holt, attended the youth program in the summer of 2008 and the adult program in the fall of that year.

Cooper said she put her son in the youth program to help with family issues and to help him finish high school so that he could join the Marines.

Holt flourished under the boys’ program, thanks mainly to a couple of dedicated staff members who have since left the ranch, she said. When Holt came home after completing the youth program, she was thrilled with his progress and enrolled him in the adult program to finish work toward a high school diploma.

“He was worse off when he came back the second time than when he went in the first time. I got so upset, I was just infuriated,” she said.

Holt, 19, said he passed the vocational aptitude test for the Marines and was ready to enlist when his recruiter told him that the ranch’s academic program was unaccredited and didn’t meet admissions standards.

A year wasted

“I felt like I wasted a year of my life,” Holt said.

Holt said the ranch had changed in the three months between when he left the youth program, turned 18, and entered the newly started Bear Tooth MT Ascent program for men ages 18-26.

“I was kind of distraught. I was just amazed at how bad it had gotten. They just wanted us to work the whole time and didn’t want us to do any school work,” he said.

While he was pleased with the schooling in the youth program, Holt said, academics were practically abandoned in the adult program, where he and others were told to focus on the business of running cattle operations.

“I basically paid money, thousands, for him to go out there and work their ranch,” Cooper said.

Schneider would not comment on whether he would offer Cooper a refund, and said he was unaware of any problems with the military not accepting students who received diplomas from the ranch’s academic programs.

A Gazette story in 2007 detailed problems students have had in transferring credits from Mount Carmel’s unaccredited Our Lady of the Rosary home school program.

Sgt. Thomas Rinehart, a Marine recruiter in Cody, said that admissions standards are posted online. He said that students must have a high school diploma from an accredited, traditional high school, or they must score exceptionally high on aptitude tests. Otherwise, they need a general equivalency degree and 15 hours of college credit, a path Holt is working to complete.

Schneider said parents are fully briefed on the two academic programs offered, Our Lady of the Rosary and Seton, a separate, nationally accredited Catholic home school program.

“We tell the parents the difference between both schools, and the parents choose which school,” Schneider said.

“She didn’t talk to me about it. She could have been talking to the school director we had at that time,” he said.

Cooper and Holt said they each had several conversations with ranch personnel, including the school director, about Holt’s goal to join the Marines and were told that Our Lady of the Rosary was the right program for him.

Cooper said that enrolling Holt in the Seton program “was not even an option given to us.”

Unreturned calls

“Mason came back the second time and was really struggling, and they told him when he left, ‘We’ll always be here for you.’ He would call and leave message after message after message, and no one would return his call,” Cooper said.

She said she left several messages at the ranch expressing her frustration over the school program but heard from Schneider only after The Gazette contacted the ranch seeking comment.

Cooper said her son did not receive the schooling or counseling he was promised, and that she felt cheated after spending so much money on the program.

Public disclosure records for 2008 for the tax-exempt, nonprofit Mount Carmel Youth Ranch show that its annual revenues were $825,220 and that it spent $12,125 on counseling, less than what it spent on advertising and promotions.

The Daniels Fund, which primarily supports charities and programs in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, announced in February a $100,000 grant to the program.

Peter J. Droege, a spokesman for the Daniels Fund, said he was not sure whether the grant would support operations, capital projects or both.

Records for the Daniels Fund also show grants to Mount Carmel Youth Ranch in 2004 of $75,000 for staff housing and in 2007 of $175,000 for a sports complex.

“We do set a very high standard for due diligence in reviewing grant requests, and this was the case with Mount Carmel Youth Ranch,” Droege said.

He said data provided by Mount Carmel Youth Ranch showed that it had a proven record of “having a clear and significant impact in getting youth to be self-sufficient and independent so they can move on to better lives.”

Droege said he was aware of incidents at the ranch, including a violent assault in 2005 in which boys used a shovel to beat a counselor in the head, causing him serious, permanent disabilities.

Droege said that incident resulted because the counselor did not follow ranch policies, and that the program has since improved operations, regularly meeting Wyoming’s certification standards for a group home.

“A lot of society is willing to write off these young people and thinks we’re better off building bigger prisons,” he said.

“We’re sold on this one,” Droege said of the youth ranch. “We think they do exactly what they set out to do, serving an at-risk population that’s very difficult to work with.”
Daytop Village / Re: RIP, Inculcated
« Last post by SEKTO on July 05, 2017, 06:39:43 AM »
To whom it may concern: Inculcated died of "Takotsubo cardiomyopathy," also known as "stress cardiomyopathy."  She literally died of a broken heart.
Daytop Village / Re: RIP, Inculcated
« Last post by SEKTO on June 20, 2017, 01:47:42 PM »
'The light climbed on out of the valley, and as it went, the tops
of the mountains seemed to blaze with increasing brightness.
Lennie said softly, "I di'n't forget, you bet, God damn. Hide in the
brush an' wait for George." He pulled his hat down low over his
eyes. "George gonna give me hell," he said. "George gonna wish he
was alone an' not have me botherin' him." He turned his head and
looked at the bright mountain tops. "I can go right off there an' find
a cave," he said. And he continued sadly, "-an' never have no ketchupbut
I won't care. If George don't want me... I'll go away. I'll go
And then from out of Lennie's head there came a little fat old
woman. She wore thick bull's-eye glasses and she wore a huge gingham
apron with pockets, and she was starched and clean. She stood in front
of Lennie and put her hands on her hips, and she frowned
disapprovingly at him.
And when she spoke, it was in Lennie's voice. "I tol' you an' tol'
you," she said. "I tol' you, 'Min' George because he's such a nice
fella an' good to you.' But you don't never take no care. You do bad
And Lennie answered her, "I tried, Aunt Clara, ma'am. I tried and
tried. I couldn't help it."
"You never give a thought to George," she went on in Lennie's voice.
"He been doin' nice things for you alla time. When he got a piece of
pie you always got half or more'n half. An' if they was any ketchup,
why he'd give it all to you."
"I know," said Lennie miserably. "I tried, Aunt Clara, ma'am. I
tried and tried."
She interrupted him. "All the time he coulda had such a good time if
it wasn't for you. He woulda took his pay an' raised hell in a whore
house, and he coulda set in a pool room an' played snooker. But he got
to take care of you."
Lennie moaned with grief. "I know, Aunt Clara, ma'am. I'll go
right off in the hills an' I'll fin' a cave an' I'll live there so I
won't be no more trouble to George."
"You jus' say that," she said sharply. "You're always sayin' that,
an' you know sonofabitching well you ain't never gonna do it. You'll
jus' stick around an' stew the b'Jesus outa George all the time."
Lennie said, "I might jus' as well go away. George ain't gonna let
me tend no rabbits now."
Aunt Clara was gone, and from out of Lennie's head there came a
gigantic rabbit. It sat on its haunches in front of him, and it
waggled its ears and crinkled its nose at him. And it spoke in
Lennie's voice too.
"Tend rabbits," it said scornfully. "You crazy bastard. You ain't
fit to lick the boots of no rabbit. You'd forget 'em and let 'em go
hungry. That's what you'd do. An' then what would George think?"
"I would not forget," Lennie said loudly.
"The hell you wouldn'," said the rabbit. "You ain't worth a
greased jack-pin to ram you into hell. Christ knows George done
ever'thing he could to jack you outa the sewer, but it don't do no
good. If you think George gonna let you tend rabbits, you're even
crazier'n usual. He ain't. He's gonna beat hell outa you with a stick,
that's what he's gonna do."
Now Lennie retorted belligerently, "He ain't neither. George won't
do nothing like that. I've knew George since- I forget when- and he
ain't never raised his han' to me with a stick. He's nice to me. He
ain't gonna be mean."
"Well, he's sick of you," said the rabbit. "He's gonna beat hell
outa you an' then go away an' leave you."
"He won't," Lennie cried frantically. "He won't do nothing like
that. I know George. Me an' him travels together."
But the rabbit repeated softly over and over, "He gonna leave you,
ya crazy bastard. He gonna leave ya all alone. He gonna leave ya,
crazy bastard."
Lennie put his hands over his ears. "He ain't, I tell ya he
ain't." And he cried, "Oh! George- George- George!"
George came quietly out of the brush and the rabbit scuttled back
into Lennie's brain.
George said quietly, "What the hell you yellin' about?"
Lennie got up on his knees. "You ain't gonna leave me, are ya,
George? I know you ain't."
George came stiffly near and sat down beside him. "No."
"I knowed it," Lennie cried. "You ain't that kind."'

--From "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck
Daytop Village / Re: RIP, Inculcated
« Last post by SEKTO on June 20, 2017, 12:56:01 PM »
PS: Inculcated's friend "Jose" told me that Medea did not go to her own daughter's funeral, and that she originally instructed the funeral home to dump the cremains out with that of the indigent and etc.  The cremains went to another family member (one other than Medea).
She did not go to the funeral, but she did go to the memorial.  That's not right.
Daytop Village / Re: RIP, Inculcated
« Last post by SEKTO on June 20, 2017, 12:36:28 PM »
One has to take a LOT of benzos in order to die from an overdose, and she did not drink much (at least, that is hat she always told me), so the possibility of it being some fatal drug combination accidentally that killed her is small.  Something does not quite add up here.  Regardless, she is gone.  And nothing will bring her back.  Most of this information is ultimately coming from her mother, anyway, and so has to be taken with a big grain of salt (publicly admitting that your kid killed herself is potentially embarrassing).
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