Abuse Allegations Continue at Utah Residential Youth Treatment Facilities
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Abuse Allegations Continue at Utah Residential Youth Treatment Facilities

Ten years after new regulations were adopted, activists say for-profit private care centers are...

Diamond Ranch Academy Shows It’s True Colors
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Diamond Ranch Academy Shows It’s True Colors

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” ~Zora Neale...

Santa Doesn’t Come to DRA
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Santa Doesn’t Come to DRA

4 “No place like DRA for the holidays”...

The Devil’s Ranch
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The Devil’s Ranch

3 “Out in the middle of nowhere… hot, desolate and miserable”...

A Kushy Prison
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A Kushy Prison

2 “We had no choice, we were prisoners.”...

DRA News

  • Protected: DRA Sued for Negligence in Wrongful Death

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  • Diamond Ranch Academy Teacher Faces Child Sexual Abuse/ Exploitation Charges

    Read Full Article Here: The Spectrum Haven Scott, hscott@thespectrum.com4:20 p.m. MDT September 9, 2015 A Cedar City man, whom authorities said was a local science teacher, is now facing serious charges – multiple counts of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a minor. Chad Ryan Huntsman, 32, was booked into the Iron County Jail on […]

    Posted on 9th Sep 2015 3 comments
  • Teens Call ‘Academy’ a Private Prison

    By JONNY BONNER Read Full Article @ Courthouse News Service SALT LAKE CITY (CN) – A private prison that calls itself an academy locked up teenagers, “sadistically and verbally” beat them down, and forced them to go barefoot in winter, four teens claim in court. Tyler Weber, Tracy Sarno, Janet Yelding and Janaye Kearns sued […]

    Posted on 9th Jul 2015 2 comments
  • Abuse Allegations Continue at Utah Residential Youth Treatment Facilities

    Ten years after new regulations were adopted, activists say for-profit private care centers are rife with problems Read Full Article @ america.aljazeera.com April 21, 2015 5:00AM ET by Justin Higginbottom @justinHhiggin SALT LAKE CITY — One memory stuck out for Spirit-Angel Conley. It was 2012, and at the age of 14 she had made it through […]

    Posted on 9th Jul 2015 2 comments
  • Diamond Ranch Academy Shows It’s True Colors

    “If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” ~Zora Neale Hurston~   We here at DRA Survivors are both encouraged and horrified at our recent discovery that Diamond Ranch Academy has set up a website specifically designed to refute the allegations made by survivors on our own website. […]

    Posted on 26th Jan 2014 3 comments
  • Paris Jackson to be sent to Abusive Diamond Ranch Academy

    Earlier in June 2013 Daughter of Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, attempted suicide by slitting her wrists and overdosing on pills. She is currently being treated at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. According to Paris, she is fine and ready to return home however her mother Debbie Rowe and her Grandmother fear that her […]

    Posted on 9th Jul 2013 15 comments
  • DRA Survivors Utah DHS Licensing Office Complaint

    To: ‘KRANDERSON@utah.gov’ CC: ‘kstettler@utah.gov’ From: ‘admin@drasurvivors.com’   Utah Department of Human Services Office of Licensing   Agent: Kelly Anderson,   I am writing you today as a representative of the former clients of Diamond Ranch Academy currently located in Hurricane, Utah. As you may know, DRA has recently built a new campus and as of […]

    Posted on 5th May 2013 1 comment
  • Dr Drew Endorses Diamond Ranch Academy

    On Feb 20th 2012, Dr. Drew Pinsky, a popular drug rehab specialist, producer, radio show personality and “doctor to the stars” (as seen on Celebrity Rehab) ran a show on his program Life Changers about a mother who gave her son an unusual punishment for his behavior; She made him stand out on the street corner […]

    Posted on 17th Aug 2012 2 comments

Survivor Testimony

  • DRA “Homeless” RFI Survey – 2005 – Katlyn

    Diamond Ranch Academy Survivor Survey – Katlyn What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – 2005- 15 years old Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – Homeless and the “focus center” How long were you in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – 3 months in homeless […]

    Posted on 1st Dec 2016 0 comments
  • DRA Survey – 2015 – Madi

    Diamond Ranch Academy Survivor Survey – Madi Date of Submission: 11/28/16 Do you wish to grant further testimony to investigators? – Yes. Age and year of admittance – 17 in 2015 How long was your stay at D.R.A.? – How long have you been back home? – Three months Did you graduate from DRA? – […]

    Posted on 1st Dec 2016 0 comments
  • DRA Survivor Survey – 2004 – Megan

    Diamond Ranch Academy Survivor Survey – Megan M. Date of Submission: 10-01-2004 Do you wish to grant further testimony to investigators? – Yes. Age and year of admittance – 15; 2004 How long was your stay at D.R.A.? – 9 months How long have you been back home? – 12 years Did you graduate from […]

    Posted on 13th Jul 2016 0 comments
  • DRA Survivor Testimony – 2011-2013 – Conor

    DECLARATION UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY PURSUANT TO 28 USCA 1746 I, Conor W. declare and state as follows: Period of Internment (MM/YY to MM/YY)     April 12, 2011 to January 12, 2013 Declarative Statement     I’m not gonna sit here and spend my whole day writing about that Godforsaken hell hole so I’m […]

    Posted on 13th Jul 2016 0 comments
  • DRA Survivor Testimony – 2015- Izzy

    DECLARATION UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY PURSUANT TO 28 USCA 1746 I, Izzy D. declare and state as follows: Period of Internment (MM/YY to MM/YY)     11/14 to 08/15 Declarative Statement     While enrolled in diamond ranch academy I was subjected to various forms of mental abuse along with physical means of punishment such […]

    Posted on 13th Jul 2016 2 comments
  • DRA Survivor Survey – 2014 – Ed

    Diamond Ranch Academy Survivor Survey – Ed Date of Submission: 7/13/16 Do you wish to grant further testimony to investigators? – Yes. Age and year of admittance – 14. 2014 How long was your stay at D.R.A.? – 9 months. How long have you been back home? – 5 months, 3 of the months I […]

    Posted on 13th Jul 2016 0 comments
  • RFI Survey 2015 – Ed

    Diamond Ranch Academy Survivor Survey – Ed L. What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – 13-14 years old year of 2014-15 Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – Yes many times How long were you in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – Matters on what […]

    Posted on 13th Jul 2016 0 comments
  • RFI Survey 2015 – Alana

    Diamond Ranch Academy Survivor Survey – Alana P. What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – 14 year  2015 Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – Yes How long were you in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – My first two months I was in rfi […]

    Posted on 13th Jul 2016 0 comments