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Offline Nick08f1

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Dateline: Blind Justice
« on: October 29, 2010, 07:35:34 PM »
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp ... 9#39543246

Watching this episode is when I started looking over the web to find out with of the programs were still operating. My brother went to Tranquility Bay, and came back a completely different person (much for the worse). He cannot speak about the atrocities that went on while he was there.

Anyways, after watching this and the public response, people really don't realize the extent of the horrors that went on at some of these programs. Sutton's actions were completely inexcusable, but when he was on the stand really stuck out to me. My brother is incapable of any emotion except anger, except when his experiences at Tranquility Bay are at the forefront of his mind (instead of being pushed to the far recesses).

I guess my question is, are there groups that are trying to make these "schools" more publicly known for the fraud that they are? The public misconception that this "spoiled adopted baby just wanted his dad's inheritance" is way off base IMO. I really feel the built up hatred and unforgiveness towards his parents for voluntarily putting him through the hell. I hope that this is an isolated incident, but I'm really worried (not just for having a brother with very similar circumstances) that it is a widespread issue that does not get enough attention.
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Offline Gonzotherapy

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Re: Dateline: Blind Justice
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 08:26:58 PM »
I knew Sutton and was in the program in Samoa in '96 and '97. That kid was definitely disturbed. I don't think that what he did was OK. I am pissed at my parents but I would never hold them completely responsible, they wanted to help and they were lied to. I do think he was involved, but I don't think that his sole reason was revenge for the program. Money is why he did it, the stint in the program is probably just what made it ok to kill his parents for money. What the big question for me is, what was the involvement his dad had with court orders. I have only heard rumors, but I heard his dad was involved in fabricating court documents for program court orders. Anyone know anything more about that?
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Offline BuzzKill

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Re: Dateline: Blind Justice
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 09:04:22 PM »
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I guess my question is, are there groups that are trying to make these "schools" more publicly known for the fraud that they are?

Try googling - there are some WWASP survivor groups on facebook and maybe myspace. There used to be a good number of web sites by survivors, but many are now off line, like TBfight.com. But there are still some sites up and running.Like: http://http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/US/wwasp.htm
http://http://www.heal-online.org/wwasp.htm
http://http://cafety.org/
http://http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Community-Alliance-for-the-Ethical-Treatment-of-Youth-CAFETY/90524391815
And here is a book that you and your brother might find validating (and so healing) as well as extremely informative: http://http://www.helpatanycost.com/
Here is a copy of the Tranquility Bay report that was done by ISACcorp:
http://http://www.docstoc.com/docs/19370685/World-Wide-Association-of-Specialty-Schools-and-Programs-%28WWASP%29

There is also a federal law suit filed your brother should know about.  http://http://www.turleylaw.com  look to the left and check out the recent filings and to fill out the client questionnaires.
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Offline Nick08f1

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Re: Dateline: Blind Justice
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 09:11:07 PM »
I guess it was probably more of a delayed trigger than the underlying cause. Luckily my parents let my brother come home the day he turned 18, but they were very close of going the court order route.
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