Yes... they are real. REAL. The reports of what happens at Provo Canyon School. My brother told me what happened to him and nearly 20 years later, I found the same reports from countless survivors of Provo... too detailed to be made up, the horrific things I read made me remember the things my brother had told me.down to the details that can't be made up, dramatized, rehearsed, or orchestrated the way a family member could only hope, in a sad, yet sincerely loving way. I didn't want to think my brother actually went through the torture he described. I wanted to believe he went to a place that was not club med, that he was ticked off and had anger over it as anyone would, and dramatized the abuse and sheer, absolute TORTURE he had endured. He had REALLY endured... and survived. Being forced to stand in one spot and stare at one point on a wall in a concrete room, in solitude, for hours at a time, with the clock being reset for the most minor flinch or my God, what if something really itched... God. Being shot up with heavy doses of anti-psychotic drugs for not making a "bed" properly (I have heard beds are a privilege, cots are more common, but I don't know and can't ask my brother now), for looking at something the wrong way, for walking the wrong way, for saying the wrong thing, for doing absolutely nothing wrong in a place where the sick people are the staff that torture these kids and find pleasure in it or look the other way. The abuse and torture was carried out in so many ways and I get sick when I try to communicate what I know about this school. www.torturecanyonschool.com is a site that should cover much of the daily hell the kids face each day, that they face as I type, with no one to help them or believe them. Once they get out, it is like a bad nightmare and everyone just wants to keep it that way.
I read the other survivor's stories and the memories come back, the blanks are filled in, I can remember, but before then, I could tell you what I had remembered. This is the deal-believe me or not, everything you can find and read about this school that details the abuse at this school is REAL. I have yet to find an account that is "dramatized" and I wouldn't really know how the truth could be more dramatic than it already is... we are talking about kids being treated in ways we would never treat an animal... cruelty at its worst, happening behind closed doors, parents being told their kids are just trying to make them feel guilty... blah blah LOOK at the kids a month after they are admitted to Provo Canyon School. They are bone thin and pale. Their eyes are not the same. Hollow, blank, those are the first words I can think of to describe them... and I only saw one picture of my brother at the school. It was all I needed to see, I can still remember the details of the picture and I guess I was so stunned at his weight loss that I studied it well enough to remember it today. He was wearing a shirt that seemed to be a couple of sizes too big, tucked into blue jeans that were also too big... he had lost so much weight. His face was white as a ghost. He looked like a hollow boy. Maybe depressed, but now I know better, he was leaps and bounds past a bout with depression. He was in survival mode. God, I wish I had known. Or I don't know, I wish I could have saved him somehow.
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