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

  • 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 1 comment
  • 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 2 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
  • RIP James “Jim” Shirey

    James Richard “Jim” Shirey Date of Birth: June 07, 1994 Date of Death: January 10, 2009 Country of Birth: United States Place of Birth: San Diego, CA Place of Death: Diamond Ranch Academy in Hurricane, Utah James’ Memorial Page “The last time we were together, January 3, 2009, as we waited for his plane at […]

    Posted on 17th Aug 2012 8 comments
  • What is it like in Diamond Ranch Academy? – Reddit Responds

    Source: Reddit Troubled Teens   Diamond Ranch Academy Survivor (Hurricane,UT)   (+12/-3) submitted 6 days ago by antosh (_) [vw] My name is Josh. I live in New Jersey and I was sent away to Diamond Ranch Academy in January of 2011. I graduated the program after 9 months. The experience was incredibly frightening and I have nightmares about […]

    Posted on 16th Aug 2012 3 comments

Survivor Testimony

  • DRA Survivor Testimony – Luke B

    DECLARATION UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY PURSUANT TO 28 USCA 1746 I, Luke B declare and state as follows: Period of Internment (MM/YY to MM/YY) (02/13 to 06/13) Declarative Statement I was at Diamond Ranch for 4 month (2/13 to 6/14). I’d say only about 3% (if that) actually “seek” help for their problems. The author […]

    Posted on 18th Jun 2015 0 comments
  • Survivor Statement – Spectacle

    Period of Internment (MM/YY to MM/YY) Early 2012 – Mid 2013 Declarative Statement Diamond Ranch Academy. The place that was raised up by manipulative, heartless, money-craving bastards. An earlier statement made by one of our own had said that he had refused to take his pill and go restrained. Myself having been there for close […]

    Posted on 18th Jun 2015 0 comments
  • Survivor Testimony – Mason R

    I went to DRA for 9 months. After my best friend died when i was 16, i refused to get a psychiatric evaluation, and got placed in a impatient mental facility, simply because i didn’t want to talk to a Psych.. I resisted authority while in the Psych Unit, having to be restrained many times, […]

    Posted on 18th Jun 2015 0 comments
  • O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Rich

    Diamond Ranch Academy O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Rich What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – 17 March-December 2005 Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – Yes I was in Homeless not sure what RFI is since I don’t believe that existed while I was […]

    Posted on 17th Jun 2015 0 comments
  • O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Collin

    Diamond Ranch Academy O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Collin What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – 20. Age of admittance was 16. Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – Yes. How long were you in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – 2 weeks. What activities […]

    Posted on 17th Jun 2015 0 comments
  • O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Anonymous 2

    Diamond Ranch Academy O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – anonymous What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – i was 16 when i got there and didnt live till my 18th birthday Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – yes i slept outside and was restrained multiple […]

    Posted on 17th Jun 2015 0 comments
  • O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Anonymous

    Diamond Ranch Academy O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Anon What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – 12 and 2012 – 2014 Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – yes How long were you in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – at least a month What activities […]

    Posted on 17th Jun 2015 0 comments
  • DRA Survivor Survey – Hayden H.

    iamond Ranch Academy Survivor Survey – Hayden H. Date of Submission: 10-27-13 Do you wish to grant further testimony to investigators? – Yes. Age and year of admittance – 14- October 27, 2013 How long was your stay at D.R.A.? – 7 Months and 3 weeks (31 weeks) How long have you been back home? […]

    Posted on 17th Jun 2015 0 comments