Even Cracked.com Gets It.

January 15, 2014

News, Troubled Teen Industry


When Cracked.com runs a story on the troubled teen industry, you know the industry is a total joke. The story, unfortunately, isn’t. Neither is the harrowing tale of abuse related by the author of the story, nor are the thousands of other stories out there of teens being abused, tortured, and even killed.

The story in full can be found here:

More stories from survivors here:

About Bill Boyles

Bill Boyles is from Orlando, FL. At 14, he was forcibly escorted to WWASP's Brightway Adolescent Hospital in St. George, UT, where he stayed briefly before being sent to another WWASP facility, Paradise Cove in Western Samoa. After spending 22 months in Paradise Cove, he was transferred to yet another WWASP program, Casa By The Sea in Ensenada, Mexico. He spent 8 more months in Casa By The Sea before graduating days before his 17th birthday. He firmly believes all WWASP programs are abusive and that they all need to be shut down.

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2 Responses to “Even Cracked.com Gets It.”

  1. Lindsay H Says:

    Only by reading the Cracked article did I realize the horror of these wilderness retreats. That article motivated me to do some research and I’m astounded at every turn by the torture these places proscribe and the safeguard they are awarded via members of our government and their ignorance. I’m very appreciative of your organization for hosting a place where outsiders like me can get information and survivors can find support and hopefully some relief by sharing their stories. Perhaps Cracked would be willing to include a link to your page on their site as well. Most of the over 2 thousand comments reflect heartbreak and anger that these places continue to exist.


    • Bill Boyles Says:

      We’d love to have crack follow in the footsteps of news organizations like HuffPost, Vice, and Mother Jones using our site as a resource.


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