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Elan School is a behavior modification facility with a postal address of Elan School, 1457 Maine Street, Poland, Maine 04274-0578
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Elan School is a behavior modification facility with a postal address of Elan School, 1457 Maine Street, Poland, Maine 04274-0578 <Ref>[http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=44.007818&lon=-70.385912&z=18&l=0&m=a&v=2&show=/5738017/Elan_School Position on Wikimapia]</Ref>
  
 
It was established in 1970 and it is owned by Sharron Terry.
 
It was established in 1970 and it is owned by Sharron Terry.
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The length of the program is between 24 and 30 Months  
 
The length of the program is between 24 and 30 Months  
  
== 2. Program structure ==
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==Program structure==
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Level system enforced by Job Hierarchy and "strength"/severe peer presure to conform to  group/ Brainwashing / Cult
  
*2.1 Level system enforced by Job Hierarchy and "strength"/severe peer presure to conform to  group/ Brainwashing / Cult
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===Living Conditions===
*2.2 Living conditions-Clean-By members of the cleaning crew who clean constantly oh and the Shotdowns!  
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Clean-By members of the cleaning crew who clean constantly oh and the Shotdowns!  
*2.3 No communication with parents, Letters are earned and screened anything negative is punished and does not go out. Parents are told not to believe anything bad that their child may say that they are trying to manipulate their way out of the Program. Do not believe abuse reports ect.
 
*2.4 Education. Accreditation or diploma mill - which mill.
 
*2.5 Consequences
 
  
== 3. In the news ==
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===Communication===
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No communication with parents, Letters are earned and screened anything negative is punished and does not go out. Parents are told not to believe anything bad that their child may say that they are trying to manipulate their way out of the Program. Do not believe abuse reports ect.
  
The facility were mentioned in relationship with a murder trial [2]
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===Education===
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Accreditation or diploma mill - which mill.
  
== 4. References ==
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===Consequences===
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*Being placed in a boxing ring with new opponents until the detainee confesses <Ref>[http://www.thestraights.com/articles/elan-skakel-trial.htm Ex-students at Skakel trial describe Elan as 'horrific'] - Elan School defends program, By  DAVID GURLIACCI, Special to the Portland Press Herald, 2002 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc., May 31 2002 (Re-print from The Straights website)</Ref>. A girl - Kim Freehill - was airliftet to a hospital after such a match <Ref>[http://www.bykevingray.com/stories/culture/pdf/badcompany.pdf Bad Company - The Elan School], by Kevin Gray</Ref>. According to witnesses she was bruised from the back of her knees to the top of her shoulders with open sores across her buttocks. According a a thread on a message board the after-effects from being beaten by several detainees could have resulted in a more severe outcome for one of the detainees <Ref>[http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=466 Hidden Elan School secrets], a thread on Fornits webforum</Ref>
  
*1) [http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=44.007818&lon=-70.385912&z=18&l=0&m=a&v=2&show=/5738017/Elan_School Position on Wikimapia]
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*Being "shot down". Being stripped of all privileges previously earned at the school. Survivors have stated: "You were put into shorts generally, and no shoes, and you were made to scrub floors all day long and clean out trash bins,"
*2) [http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=281&Itemid=87 Elan survivors remember place where prosecutors say Skakel confessed], Court TV, reprint on Community Alliance for the Fair and Ethical Treatment of Youth
 
  
== 5. External links ==
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==In the news==
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The facility were mentioned in relationship with a murder trial <ref>[http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=281&Itemid=87 Elan survivors remember place where prosecutors say Skakel confessed], Court TV, reprint on Community Alliance for the Fair and Ethical Treatment of Youth</Ref>
  
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In 1975, Illinois state officials pulled 11 children out of the Elan program, charging that they had been mistreated. <ref>[http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/070325elan.html?sort=ASC New York seeks change at Elan School], By Kevin Wack, Portland Press Herald Maine Sunday Telegram, March 25 2007</ref>
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In 2002 during the trial of Michael Skakel witnesses testified that they were subject to beatings and public humiliation were parts of life at Elan during those years.<ref>[http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/070325elan.html?sort=ASC  New York seeks change at Elan School], By Kevin Wack, Portland Press Herald Maine Sunday Telegram, March 25 2007</ref>
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In 2007 New York education officials raised questions about the mistreatment, alleging in a letter to the school and Maine education officials that Elan students are physically restraining their peers and being deprived of sleep. The allegations prompted the state of New York to threaten to withdraw tuition money for taxpayer-funded students. The school's lawyer said that virtually all of the New York allegations are false.<ref>[http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/070325elan.html?sort=ASC  New York seeks change at Elan School], By Kevin Wack, Portland Press Herald Maine Sunday Telegram, March 25 2007</ref>
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==Notable alumni==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Weasel Ben Weasel - punk rock musician]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Skakel Michael Skakel - member of the Kennedy family and serving time for murder as result of a controversial trial]
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==External links==
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===Info pages===
 
*Info: [http://www.elanschool.com/index Program homepage]
 
*Info: [http://www.elanschool.com/index Program homepage]
 
*Info: [http://endinstitutionalabuse.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/1235567 Survivor Statement] from End Institutional Abuse
 
*Info: [http://endinstitutionalabuse.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/1235567 Survivor Statement] from End Institutional Abuse
 
*Survivor statement: [http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_mamblog&Itemid=70&task=show&action=view&id=523&Itemid=70 Elan School], Written by dirty, blog on Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth (Cafety)
 
*Survivor statement: [http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_mamblog&Itemid=70&task=show&action=view&id=523&Itemid=70 Elan School], Written by dirty, blog on Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth (Cafety)
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*Info: [http://www.elanalum.com/ ElanAlum.com]
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*Info: [http://www.nospank.net/elan.htm KENNEDY TEMPTRESS GIVES SKAKEL BOOST], By MARIA ALVAREZ and MARSHA KRANES, Associated Press, May 25 2002 (Re-print from Project Nospank)
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*Info: [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/1396744/Kennedy-murder-case-exposes-harsh-school.html Kennedy murder case exposes harsh school], By Charles Laurence, Daily Telegraph, June 9 2002
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*Info: [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A05E5DE143AF931A35755C0A9649C8B63 Skeletons in the Classroom], By WARREN ST. JOHN, The New York Times, June 2 2002
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*Info: [http://shariz88.livejournal.com/ The darkness overcomes soul soars to the other plain], blog of Shariz88
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===Survivor groups===
 
*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/elanschool Elan School], ''Myspace''
 
*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/elanschool Elan School], ''Myspace''
 
*Survivor group: [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/phuck_elan/ F-word Elan School], ''Yahoo''
 
*Survivor group: [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/phuck_elan/ F-word Elan School], ''Yahoo''
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*Survivor group: [http://groups.msn.com/TheElanExperiance/missionstatement.msnw The Elan Experiance], ''Msn''
 
*Survivor group: [http://groups.msn.com/TheElanExperiance/missionstatement.msnw The Elan Experiance], ''Msn''
 
*Survivor group: [http://groups.msn.com/AngelsPond/itsbestfriendisignorancebyjackduggan.msnw Angel's Pond - Elan is mentioned], ''Msn''
 
*Survivor group: [http://groups.msn.com/AngelsPond/itsbestfriendisignorancebyjackduggan.msnw Angel's Pond - Elan is mentioned], ''Msn''
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===Message board===
 
*Forum: [http://wwf.fornits.com/viewforum.php?f=2 Elan School forum on Fornits]
 
*Forum: [http://wwf.fornits.com/viewforum.php?f=2 Elan School forum on Fornits]
*Forum: [http://www.youthrights.org/forums/archive/index.php?t-1400.html Tread on youthrights where Elan is mentioned]
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*Forum: [http://www.youthrights.org/forums/archive/index.php?t-1400.html Wow!] ,a a thread on the youthrights message board where Elan is mentioned
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*Forum: [http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?forumID=50154 elan was and is an abusive prison for teens], activeboards sub-forum with several threads
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*Forum: [http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=523 Elan School], a statement with a thread on the message board of Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY)
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*Forum: [http://guestbooks.pathfinder.gr/read/Elan Pathfinder guestbook], a thread with survivor statements.
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==References==
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<References />
  
 
[[Category:Therapeutic_Boarding_School]]
 
[[Category:Therapeutic_Boarding_School]]
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[[Category:Therapeutic_Boarding_School in Maine]]
 
[[Category:Maine]]
 
[[Category:Maine]]

Versionen fra 28. jan 2009, 12:16

Elan School is a behavior modification facility with a postal address of Elan School, 1457 Maine Street, Poland, Maine 04274-0578 [1]

It was established in 1970 and it is owned by Sharron Terry.

It is a Co-educational program. According to their website, they can detain 160 teenagers.

The length of the program is between 24 and 30 Months

Program structure

Level system enforced by Job Hierarchy and "strength"/severe peer presure to conform to group/ Brainwashing / Cult

Living Conditions

Clean-By members of the cleaning crew who clean constantly oh and the Shotdowns!

Communication

No communication with parents, Letters are earned and screened anything negative is punished and does not go out. Parents are told not to believe anything bad that their child may say that they are trying to manipulate their way out of the Program. Do not believe abuse reports ect.

Education

Accreditation or diploma mill - which mill.

Consequences

  • Being placed in a boxing ring with new opponents until the detainee confesses [2]. A girl - Kim Freehill - was airliftet to a hospital after such a match [3]. According to witnesses she was bruised from the back of her knees to the top of her shoulders with open sores across her buttocks. According a a thread on a message board the after-effects from being beaten by several detainees could have resulted in a more severe outcome for one of the detainees [4]
  • Being "shot down". Being stripped of all privileges previously earned at the school. Survivors have stated: "You were put into shorts generally, and no shoes, and you were made to scrub floors all day long and clean out trash bins,"

In the news

The facility were mentioned in relationship with a murder trial [5]

In 1975, Illinois state officials pulled 11 children out of the Elan program, charging that they had been mistreated. [6]

In 2002 during the trial of Michael Skakel witnesses testified that they were subject to beatings and public humiliation were parts of life at Elan during those years.[7]

In 2007 New York education officials raised questions about the mistreatment, alleging in a letter to the school and Maine education officials that Elan students are physically restraining their peers and being deprived of sleep. The allegations prompted the state of New York to threaten to withdraw tuition money for taxpayer-funded students. The school's lawyer said that virtually all of the New York allegations are false.[8]

Notable alumni

External links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message board

References

  1. Position on Wikimapia
  2. Ex-students at Skakel trial describe Elan as 'horrific' - Elan School defends program, By DAVID GURLIACCI, Special to the Portland Press Herald, 2002 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc., May 31 2002 (Re-print from The Straights website)
  3. Bad Company - The Elan School, by Kevin Gray
  4. Hidden Elan School secrets, a thread on Fornits webforum
  5. Elan survivors remember place where prosecutors say Skakel confessed, Court TV, reprint on Community Alliance for the Fair and Ethical Treatment of Youth
  6. New York seeks change at Elan School, By Kevin Wack, Portland Press Herald Maine Sunday Telegram, March 25 2007
  7. New York seeks change at Elan School, By Kevin Wack, Portland Press Herald Maine Sunday Telegram, March 25 2007
  8. New York seeks change at Elan School, By Kevin Wack, Portland Press Herald Maine Sunday Telegram, March 25 2007