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Diamond Ranch Academy Shows It’s True Colors

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. […]

Paris Jackson to be sent to Abusive Diamond Ranch Academy

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 […]

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 […]

I spent 10 months in Diamond Ranch Academy – Ask Me Anything

I spent 10 months in an abusive residential treatment center for teens – AMA Quotes: [–]pixel8 Hi, I started /r/troubledteens to save kids from abuse at ‘troubled teen’ facilities. Diamond Ranch Academy hasmany allegations of child abuse, a kid even died there. One witness said they punished him for using too many paper towels to clean his own vomit the […]

The Truth About Diamond Ranch Academy – Survivors Speak Out

The Truth About Diamond Ranch Academy – Survivors Speak Out

The statements that follow are from many hours of interviews with former residents of DRA. VIOLATIONS OF PATIENT’S RIGHTS Many former Diamond Ranch Academy students reported that they experienced patient rights violations. In addition to having no access to advocacy contact information, the majority reported that their mail was monitored and their calls were monitored. […]

Dr Drew Endorses Diamond Ranch Academy

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 […]

RIP James “Jim” Shirey

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 […]

Survivor Accounts – Restraint

In the Diamond Ranch Academy Contract it clearly states that the employees intend to, within their own judgement of cause, restrain the child, as a means of “discipline”. Diamond Ranch Academy takes no responsibility for the danger to health of the student in the use of these methods, and should a child be injured or in […]

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 […]