Haut de la Garenne

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Current status Closed
Checked July 8, 2017
Open.gif Opened 1876
Close.gif Closed 1986

Haut de la Garenne was a former behavior modification facility located on the Island of Jersey.

The postal address is La Rue de la Pouclee des Quatre Chemins, St Martin, Jersey, JE3 6DU

It was later named "Jersey Home for Boys"

It did open in 1876 and closed down in 1986.

After its closure it was used as a film-set on the television serie "Bergerac" [1].

It is now a youth hostel. Recently people ask for it to be torn down [2]

Program structure

Awaiting more info.

Consequences

From an article on BBC [3]

As an Industrial School, Haut de la Garenne was intended to solve problems of juvenile delinquency, by removing poor and neglected children from their home environment and placing them in a boarding school.

Solitary confinement

According to local historians, good behaviour was rewarded by treats, like cricket on the common and tea and cakes.

Poor behaviour led to deprivation of some sort, with flogging or solitary confinement for the worst offenders.

In the news

A body of a child was discovered in 2008. The existence became known to the authorities as result of an investigation into child abuse. The investigaton have already resulted in several arrests [4] [5].

A former staff member was arrested unrelated to the findings of human remains [6]

The investigation ended with 3 convictions of 2 former employees and 1 former foster child for abuse of other children [7]

External Link

Info pages

Survivor stories

Message boards

References

  1. Bergerac on Internet Movie Database
  2. Jersey's 'house of horrors' children's home should be demolished, abuse inquiry report concludes, by Olivia Rudgard, The Telegraph, July 3 - 2017
  3. Secrets behind children's home, BBC, February 2008
  4. Jersey Police Find More Hotspots, Sky News, February 25 2008
  5. Jersey Remains: Seven Sites Checked, Sky News, February 25 2008
  6. Man arrested in Jersey home case, BBC, April 29 2008
  7. Jersey child abuse investigation 2008, Wikipedia