Diamond Ranch Academy Survivor Survey – Spirit-Angel C.
What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – 14-15 2011-2012
Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – yes i did
How long were you in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – all together i would say about 2 or 3 months of my program
What activities were commonly required during the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? –
What kind of meals were you served throughout the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – hot dogs and beans, chicken noodles and french toast all mixed into one pot (fucking nasty), oats and fruit past its expiration date
Were you ever restrained? Why? – n/a
Did you witness restraint? Why was that person restrained? – Yes, she didnt get up when asked
In your opinion, what was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – To show us it could be worse, and that it would get worse if we didnt do as we were supposed to
What were you told by staff was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – To Observe and Asses our “condition”
After you finished the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process, were you ever dropped back down to “homeless” or sent to RFI? – yes i was
Was RFI different than Homeless/ O&A? How? – No, they both sucked and they both made you feel oppressed
Were you strip searched? How many times? – i was stripped searched 3 times a day for almost 2 months
In your opinion, would you consider this process to be therapeutic? hell. No.
Did you experience any medical issues while participating in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?
Were those medical issues properly addressed? – Nope.
If you could recommend any changes to DRA’s Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process, what would it be? – I would recommend that we just scrap the whole thing, hell burn the whole building to the ground. DRA hurts more than it helps
Full Testimony (if provided)
When i was at DRA (at the Old facility) Boys campus thought it would be funny to moon my dorm (Crystal Creek) when we walked over to boys side to get lunch. Well one of the girls in my dorm decided it would be a great idea to tell our staff that the boys mooned us. At midnight 4 male staff came into my dorm grabbed me and the girl who snitched, took us to boys campus and made us pick out who mooned us. I had no idea which boys did it, but the girl with me guessed who it might be.. she pointed into one room and the male staff grabbed the kid out of his bed dragged him, Literally dragged this kid into the hallway and started hitting him! This kid was freaking out trying to get away and lost his shoes in the process while the male staff dragged him outside. We could hear both of the yelling outside for a few minutes before we were taken back to our dorm. The next morning we had to give our statements and were told not to tell anyone what happened and that we would get sent back to O&A if we did.