Mountain Park Academy
Mountain Park Academy was/is a behavior modification facility locaded near Patterson, Missouri 
They were able to detain 40+ boys and 200+ girls at the facility.
Even though the academy seems no longer to exist, investigation is ongoing about ABM Ministries being a new version of this facility based on the content of their student / parent handbook having the same layout.
According to World Corporal Punishment Research (Corpun) the paddle the detained teenagers.
Chief among them is Mountain Park Baptist Boarding Academy near Patterson, Mo., a ministry that shut down in Mississippi in 1986 after years of abuse allegations, legal proceedings and a court order to remove all of its students.
More than two dozen former students interviewed by the Post-Dispatch say they were mistreated by the ministry. Some -- particularly those who attended in Mississippi -- recount heavy paddlings, and many women say their menstrual cycles were interrupted at the school, presumably because of stress.
- Mountain Park will take your teen against their will and brainwash them.
- Allegation of using Cult tactics, the facility is not a cult but they use Cult tactics .
- Forced to attend church and 24/7 exposure to Mountain Parks way of teachings.
- Locked facility, Surrounded by Tall fences topped with Barb-Wire.
- Lack of medical care read more
- No medications given out
- Former Students Claim Daily abuse by staff of Mountain Park (read the Stories here)
- Violent crimes at Mountain Park (there was a murder at Mountain Park)
- Lack of certified teachers
- Mountain Park is not state certified
- Parents are expected to sign a document that states that Mountain Park is not going to be help responsible if the Diploma from Mountain Park is not honored anywhere.
- Diploma may not be honored at local school, or college upon return from Mountain Park
- Your child is not allowed to call out (phones are password protected) so they can not even call for help (911) in case of a emergency or when they are abused by the staff.
- All communications are censored both mail and telephone.
- You can only call your child for 10 min every 2 weeks (even those calls are monitored)
- All mail is monitored: incoming and outgoing and all must go throughout the parents.
In the news
- Info: Reference site for parents seeking private detention for their off-spring
- Info: Insiders Tell Of Boarding School, Past And Present, World Corporal Punishment Research
- Info: Reform Schools Find A Haven Here, World Corporal Punishment Research
- Info: Schools close amid discipline questions, CNN.COM, May 31, 2004 (Reprint from project Nospank)
- Info: Kaufmann vs. Mountain Park Academy (7 Plaintiffs in this lawsuit) Case # 103cv00105cas, Filed September 24, 2003 (Reprint from Project Nospank)
- The facility on Flash Earth, known address is 444 Plessinger Road, Warfordsburg, Patterson, Missouri 17267
- Rick A. Ross Institute about Mountain Park Boarding Academy
- 3 Being Held in Boarding School Death, By Tim O'Neil with Patricia Rice, Susan C. Thomson, Victor Holland and Reshma Memon Yaqun, St. Louis Post, March 28 - 1996 (Reprint from Rick A. Ross Institute)
- Kaufmann vs. Mountain Park Academy, (7 Plaintiffs in this lawsuit) Case # 103cv00105cas, Filed September 24, 2003 - reprint from Project Nospank
- Mountain Park Boarding Academy, Myspace account