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 were commonly required during the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – Sitting on concrete for several hours attempting to start a fire with sticKS till hands would bleed, manual labor.
What kind of meals were you served throughout the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – Half cooked Lentils and rice for lunch and dinner, oats for breakfast.
Were you ever restrained? Why? – No. Because i was smart enough to manipulate the system to fabricate progress.
Did you witness restraint? Why was that person restrained? – Several times. Because they offended the staff in some way or spoke when the staff deemed it unnecessary. Or for he staff to assert dominance.
In your opinion, what was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – Humiliation. Stripping people of their identities.
What were you told by staff was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – “Detox”. Which is ironic, because during detox at an actual hospital they require you to rest and monitor your blood pressure and feed you alot of carbs in order to get you healthy again and past the crippling sickness.
After you finished the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process, were you ever dropped back down to “homeless” or sent to RFI? – No. Same rEason as above for that.
Was RFI different than Homeless/ O&A? How? – I have no idea what RFI stands for.
Were you strip searched? How many times? – Yes. Once. The first day entering.
In your opinion, would you consider this process to be therapeutic? Not at all. The exact opposite.
Did you experience any medical issues while participating in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?
Were those medical issues properly addressed? – Detox yes. Sickness. No, there was no medical attention. I don’t think they even had a single actual trained medical staff member working there.
If you could recommend any changes to DRA’s Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process, what would it be? – Shut the entire place down or completely restructure it under new ownership and have the employees taken to court for criminal negligence of human life.