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Diamond Ranch Academy Teacher Faces Child Sexual Abuse/ Exploitation Charges

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 […]

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 […]

Abuse Allegations Continue at Utah Residential Youth Treatment Facilities

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]