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November 17th, 2007 5 a.m. I wake up to 2 government transporters. I had no idea what was happening. At first I thought someone in my family died. I was scared. I look at my parents and ask what's going on. My mom starts to cry. Bad sign. They say I'm going to "school". Unlikely it being 5 am on saturday. They took away my shoelaces and escorted me to their car. Last thing I saw were my parents crying at the door. Still confused I asked the trasnporters where I was going. They wouldn't tell me. I get to my local airport and I'm escorted through to the terminal where I board a plane to Saint George, Utah. Nervous and scared I don't know what to think. I land in Utah begin a car ride to my destination. I arrive at a sort of oasis in the dessert of southern Utah. I read the sign: "Diamond Ranch Academy". I enter a small house where I am stripped search and my belongings are taken away. I am issued orange clothing. They put me in what they call "homeleess" It is the first of 6 levels of this program. In the homeless component you are outside all day until 8 pm where u then go into the dorms and sleep immdeiatly. You awake at 5 am and do calistentics. Tired and sweating you continue through the scorching hot day doing various work projects and running and other physical activities. This level is a minumum of 14 days. Once you complete those days successfully you get "inside" with all the other kids. Inside there are 5 more levels you must complete. Each having difficult tasks and such. I could go into detail but I'll save you a wall of text. I completed all 6 of Diamond Ranch Academy's level and graduated September 26th,2008. I was there for 10 months 1 week and 2 days. Just thought Id share
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Yeah and I'm ****ing Joseph Stalin.
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I could take a pic of my diploma if ud like?


pics or it didnt happen
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it'd make a good storyline for a screen play.

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#10
he could be serious.....


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Do it.
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#12
id like to quote pretty much every reply so far, but ill just say this


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#15
If OP is telling the truth, I would probably take a double barrelled shotgun to my treacherous parents upon arriving home. That is borderline Stalinist purge- without the death of course.


So what did you do that was so bad your parents felt the need to secretly cart you away to some ****ed up place like that? I would freak out.
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I see they didn't teach you to use paragraphs.
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#18
wow. so they just sent you there with no warning?


did you have any contact with them while you were there?

what are your feelings towards your parents after all of this?
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And he hasn't made a post since november 10th 2007.

I believe this.

did you dig holes? Was it boot camp? academic? just work hard makes a good attitude environment? Why secret? whyd you go?

I'm interested.
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wow that blows man.
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How does it make you feel?
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What Did You Do? To Get Sent There?
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This could happen to me.... so please give me advice.

In the event it does happen, what is the best way to get out of it? I am willing to go extreme.... is running away or escaping even plausible? What will they do to you if you just sit there and refuse to do anything? I mean, they cant like take away your food and water and shelter... or can they?
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Doesn't look as harsh as you made it out to be.
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To answer questions:
Why was i sent? I was literally sent for bad behavior. No drugs. No alchohol. Little sex. Just because I was disrepectful. Weaksauce i kno.

Any contact?: Only contact i had with anybody outside was a 30 minute phone call with my parents every 2 weeks.

Feelings towards parents?: I forgive them. I've learned many good things from the program. Mainly respect and discipline.

Dig holes?: Yes i did a couple times for work projects. Picture holes but with more black people.

Boot camp?: was not classified as it but seemed liked it alot of times

Aaronob: Be as good as physically possible. Get those grades up. No drugs/alchohol/ileggal activities. I was physically abused there. It was called a restraint. They had the right to take me down and put me in a bent wrist control hold whenever they felt like it. They had 52 % custody of me. Scary place. Overall pretty safe but still very serious. Do ur best man. Good luck.
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Doesn't look that harsh? They market it that way for the parents. ALOT of the stuff on that website has nothing to do with the ranch at all.

Whyd they take my shoelaces from me?: So it was harder for me to run from them.
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This sounds suspiciously like the movie "Holes"...

Did you find any buried treasure in a suitcase while you were there, by any chance?

EDIT: Beaten to it

But seriously, was it really rigorous? At the start of your story, I thought you were going to a super-smart academy in the middle of the night like Newton did. I was disappointed
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Aaronob: Be as good as physically possible. Get those grades up. No /alchohol/ileggal activities. I was physically abused there. It was called a restraint. They had the right to take me down and put me in a bent wrist control hold whenever they felt like it. They had 52 % custody of me. Scary place. Overall pretty safe but still very serious. Do ur best man. Good luck.

Thanks for the advice. I dont think it will happen, but my parents have threatened several times.... just want to be prepared.

So... you mean theyll actually like tackle you down? What about like physically beat? If you dont comply will they go so far as breaking your wrist?

And how do they keep you from running away?
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sounds like your parents are like that counseler from that movie orange county. Anywho don't let any of that brainwashing shit they put you through try to justify your parents sending you there. It all comes down to them being inadequete at even raising there own child and pawning there kid off when he hasnt even really done anything but behave like a normal teenager. Stuff like that is only meant for out of control kids, so if you really didnt do anything then your parents are douches and I would live the rest of my life getting revenge on them.
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scary shit dude

wish you the best of luck for the future, I ****ing respect you.
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And people wonder why so many serial killers/bombers/rapists are American. I think it is wrong to treat kids like a machine or victim. No one owns you in my opinion. That place is inhumane and shouldn't be allowed to exist. It is times like this I thank god I am not living with my parents- not that they would be ****ed up enough to do that to me, but I'll never know ..
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Whyd they take my shoelaces from me?: So it was harder for me to run from them.

I thought they were just being assholes.
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This could happen to me.... so please give me advice.

In the event it does happen, what is the best way to get out of it? I am willing to go extreme.... is running away or escaping even plausible? What will they do to you if you just sit there and refuse to do anything? I mean, they cant like take away your food and water and shelter... or can they?

I saw some website about places like Tranquility Bay, which this doesn't seem to be nearly as bad as, and it said when they're taking you there, yell "RAPE" and get taken in by the police, and then there's some law they're breaking by sending you there and tell them about it and shit. I don't know, it's on the internet somewhere though.
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