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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)    ...

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 as being forced to exercise and do mindless activities for hours. ( although this may not seem bad when you have to get up every morning and know that for months you will be doing nothing but being silent and eating on a schedule and then being forced to be in RFI(solitary).

Diamond ranch academy will leave your children more screwed up than before. If you think your kid needs to get sent away, I don’t think you have tried all your options yet and even if you have diamond ranch academy is not the answer and its not the “miracle” fix to your “broken” kid. MAYBE you should look at what you did to influence their life to make them who they are today.

While I was there I saw first hand how things worked, when there was a tour people would be forced to be on their best behavior ie. say nothing bad or you go to RFI. although their threats were often shrouded with smiles and justification of their authority I saw plenty of kids get restrained without reason. many of them sustained injuries that they never went to a hospital for because there were medical staff there.

All I’m trying to get out there is that I credit diamond ranch for fucking me the hell up even more that I already was thank you…

MAYBE there’s a reason kids try and run. I’ve got plenty more to say, we all fucking do.

I give DRASurvivors permission to use this statement.  I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.  Executed on: 12/27/15

  1. Dan Moore 07. Sep, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    Hi Izzy

    The DRA website appears very glossy and there twitter feed is all smiley happy pictures of kids doing activities and sports. Is this simply ‘stage managed’ or do kids actually have these opportunities?

    I know I am 10 years behind but am reading ‘help at any cost’.

    Regards
    Dan

  2. Daniel Moore 09. Sep, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    Dear Sir/Madam

    The brouchure of the Diamond Ranch Academy shows happy attractive kids doing sport then going to Dairy Queen. Twitter feed is similarly all shiny happy kids.

    Is this simply ‘stage managed’ as the facilities look impressive – I am reading Help at any Cost at the moment.

    Are the staff correctly qualified?

    Regards
    Dan

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