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Story Submission – R. Nelson, Majestic Ranch Academy 2007

“My name is Robbie Nelson. I attended Majestic Ranch Academy in 2007. I have a story that has not left my mind since I was there. It is something I’ve always thought was wrong and should not have ever happened to me or to anyone else, but have always thought I could do nothing about […]

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Circle of Hope Girls Ranch

Circle of Hope Girls Ranch:  Abuse in the Name of Religion? Thanks to Donna for bringing this school to my attention.  Donna has been working tirelessly on behalf of her daughter and other children in teen institutions to bring awareness to this little-known “school” in Missouri.  Having aged out of the foster system, she wanted […]

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Sharing Through Survivor Blogs

Sharing Stories through Blogs, Forums & Pages Helps Bring Awareness! I have been receiving a lot of great feedback on my blog and I wanted to share some other great survivor pages with all of you as well. The more people who share their experiences, the more exposure we will receive.  Further, it provides a […]

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Story Submission by J.S

Three WWASP Programs in Two Years at 15 Years Old J.S wrote the following journal entry during a harsh flashback.  Over two years, she was sent to three different WWASP facilities for smoking pot twice and getting caught drinking alcohol.  J.S is a program graduate, graduated from high school with honors, and is now attending […]

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Interesting Quote

Judge Rotenberg Center Former Staff Quote: I have participated as required in following student plans to shock multiple students, including when they reacted to watching a fellow classmate tied up in a restraint chair getting attacked by a staffer with a plastic knife (being held) to the student’s throat. This was a judge-approved Clockwork-Orange-type “treatment” […]

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Seeking Love & Acceptance on a Path of Adversity

Mary J O’Brien submitted the following: I grew up in an adopted home. I was raised by a childless middle aged Catholic couple. After being abused by my mother and pretty much ignored by my father, I was in and out of special schools. I started running away and acting up. Because I’m legally blind […]

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Story Submission

The following story was submitted anonymously.  Feel free to submit your own stories for publication by e-mailing wwaspdiaries@gmail.com, or through the submit a story function. On a rainy Saturday in June 2002, I arrived with my father at Carolina Springs Academy in Due West South Carolina.  I had agreed to come voluntarily, though I was […]

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Recommended Reading

American Child, Mexican Prisoner:  Casa By the Sea http://www.therealcasa.blogspot.com This is an excellent survivor blog with real journal entries and letters home.  Beautifully written, this blog offers a unique look into the mind of a teenager struggling to come to terms with their imprisonment in a Mexican WWASP facility. A Life Gone Awry http://www.alifegoneawry.com/ Free […]

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Share Your Story!

Welcome to the WWASP Diaries! Its great to see so many readers visiting the site and we have started to receive some story submissions as well! If you have a long story or essay you’d like to share and don’t mind having it published on the blog, please e-mail it to wwwaspdiaries@gmail.com. We’ve also included […]

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