A year ago we helped a girl from being wrongly detained at the Academy of Sisters.
In relationship with this case which was put happily behind the girl we continue to monitor all news-related activities from the Academy of Sisters and the other facilities the owner run.
One of our search robots have received news of an escape attempt from their facility on 62895 Hamby Road near Bend in Oregon involving weapon of some kind and an attempt to hold hostages.
Quick response from the police prevented the escape but the questions of whether the facility and other facilities owned by this owner are equipped to take of the juveniles in their care in a responsible way.
We must strongly doubt that.
Our search engines found this piece written by a then soon-to-be prisoner of conscience:
I have not yet been placed in a "character building school/wilderness program/boot camp/gay re-education camp/or a therapeutic boarding school" but as of today I am packing to be placed in the later. Basically, Monday I will be expected to walk into a therapeutic/troubled teen boarding school titled "Academy at Sisters" - which is in Bend, Oregon.
So far I have heard nothing but bad things of this school. Facebook groups of survivors have said that it's "taken their hopes and dreams, and replaced them with skills only to be used by housewives," and have claimed that, "it took away our basic rights, and forced us to learn nothing but compliance." My parents think it is a good idea to send me here, however, I disagree to the highest extent. I have done nothing wrong.
Sure, In my past I've made mistakes, but whom hasn't? I have never done drugs, stolen, lied to the extent that it has caused me/others harm.. None of the things that the AAS advertises it shall help with. Why am I posting a testimony? Because I want this to be here for someone to edit while I'm in the program. Because I want someone to see that I had a level head about me before I left. I still have hopes, dreams, and ambitions, and I want that documented before it's gone.
I don't want to be added to the list of survivors. I don't want to have to try and survive it at all.
Later research did show that she lost her freedom around September 1, 2010. She is detained in La-pine, Oregon at the "Academy at Sisters" so-called boarding school. Here she is isolated from her former peers at the Glencoe High School in Hillsboro and that part of her extended family which would have offered her to live at their home.
Little is known about the type of cancer which led to the early death of her mother according to her blog, but one thing is certain. She began to doubt God. Those of us who have lived longer has experienced such periods of our life also. There will be time of hardship where we question our belief. But we also know that the desicion to start to believe again was made in loneliness undisturbed by others.
Nobody forced us to go to a certain religious boarding school so we could "find" God again. Nobody enforced their belief upon us. But this is the reality Morgan face. Academy at Sisters is a religious program. While they state that they accept people believing otherwise, they don't mention what they do with people who don't believe.
We know that this boarding school has a show-room campus which parents can tour. They also have the La-pine campus where the teenage girls are forced to work in the woods during breaks in the enforced therapy and missionary.
Pray for Morgan. Help her support group on Facebook out.
Update: She is free for now, but like many teenagers she must now live very carefully because her parent can hire a youth transport firm to take her away in handcuffs and legirons 3 a.m. from her own bed. whenever they like, so she cannot prepare for help and support outside another time.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.
Other blogs about this subject:
Tales from the black school
Secret Prisons for Teens
Press news - CAFETY