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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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===Info pages===
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*Info: [http://www.peninsulavillage.org Facility homepage]
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*Info: [http://www.isaccorp.org/documentsnz.asp#peninsula International Survivors Action Committee on Peninsula Village]
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*Info: [http://www.marlerclark.com/news/Russe1.htm Info about a lawsuit because of a patient being infected by E.colli], Marker Clark Attorney At Law
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*Info: [http://www.youthrights.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=7&page=1&sort=pd National Youth Righs Association meeting], The conditions at Peninsula Village were presented by a survivor.
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*Info: [http://peninsulavillage-survivor.blogspot.com/ My Experience At Peninsula Village], blog made by a survivor
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*Info: [http://www.troubledteensurvivor.com/Survivor_Stories.html Testimony by Kristin E. Stattel] to the Congressional Hearing on April 24, 2008, in which she attended.
  
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===Survivor groups===
**Info: [http://www.peninsulavillage.org Facility homepage]
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*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/villagescum Villagescum], Myspace private group - you have to be logged in on Myspace before you can use this link.
**Info: [http://www.isaccorp.org/documentsnz.asp#peninsula International Survivors Action Committee on Peninsula Village]
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*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/pennV Peninsula Village-ers], Myspace
**Info: [http://www.marlerclark.com/news/Russe1.htm Info about a lawsuit because of a patient being infected by E.colli], Marker Clark Attorney At Law
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*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/peninsulavillage Peninsula village Alumni], Myspace
**Info: [http://www.youthrights.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=7&page=1&sort=pd National Youth Righs Association meeting], The conditions at Peninsula Village were presented by a survivor.
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*Gaoler Group: [http://groups.google.dk/group/peninsula-village-parents Group of parents who have detained their child at Peninsula Village]
**Info: [http://peninsulavillage-survivor.blogspot.com/ My Experience At Peninsula Village], blog made by a survivor
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*'''Groups'''
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===Message boards===
**Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/villagescum Villagescum], Myspace private group - you have to be logged in on Myspace before you can use this link.
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====Specific threads on the facility====
**Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/pennV Peninsula Village-ers], Myspace
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*Forum: [http://www.youthrights.org/forums/showthread.php?p=271773 Youthrights - thread about Peninsula Village]
**Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/peninsulavillage Peninsula village Alumni], Myspace
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=25101.0 My personal PV experiences], a thread on Fornits webforum
**Gaoler Group: [http://groups.google.dk/group/peninsula-village-parents Group of parents who have detained their child at Peninsula Village]
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=25220.0 Adam McLain: GONE From PV!], a thread on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=24898.0 PV: Where's Steve Petty?], a thread on Fornits webforum
**Forum: [http://groups.myspace.com/villagescum Fornits.com about such facilities], forum with numerous threads about Peninsula Village
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=25181.0 Facts about Peninsula Village], a thread on Fornits webforum
**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?board=62.0  YLF - Peninsula Village], forum with numerous threads about Peninsula Village
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=25195.0 A Place to Post PV Experiences], a thread on Fornits webforum
**Forum: [http://www.youthrights.org/forums/showthread.php?p=271773 Youthrights - thread about Peninsula Village]
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*Forum: [http://knoxville.wate.com/sound_off/index.php/topic,2916.0.html mental health], a thread on Wate.com after a TV broadcast about the facility
**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=25101.0 My personal PV experiences], a thread on Fornits webforum
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**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=25220.0 Adam McLain: GONE From PV!], a thread on Fornits webforum
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====Message boards with threads on the facility====
**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=24898.0 PV: Where's Steve Petty?], a thread on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?board=62.0  YLF - Peninsula Village], forum with numerous threads about Peninsula Village
**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=25181.0 Facts about Peninsula Village], a thread on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://fican.freeforums.org/the-troubled-teen-industry-f4.html The Troubled Teen Industry] a subforum on the message board of Fight Institutional Child Abuse Network (FICAN)
**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=25195.0 A Place to Post PV Experiences], a thread on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?board=9.0 The Troubled Teen Industry] a subforum on Fornits webforum
**Forum: [http://knoxville.wate.com/sound_off/index.php/topic,2916.0.html mental health], a thread on Wate.com after a TV broadcast about the facility]
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*Forum: [http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&Itemid=68&func=showcat&catid=13  The Teen Help Industry] a subforum on the message board of Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY)
  
 
== Watch organization status ==
 
== Watch organization status ==

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Peninsula Village is a behavior modification facility for adolescents aged 13 - 17 years of age located on 2341 Jones Bend Rd, Louisville, Tennessee [1].

It was established in 1986.

The detainees are children who are either placed by their parents, by court order as an alternative to prison or by the social authorities.

An average stay takes between 12 and 15 months.

Program description

If the detainee would not go there by themselves, the parents are advised to use a Youth transport firm or use relatives, but some are tricked there by their parents.

The program keep male and female detainees separated. At no part of the program does male and female detainees interact unsupervised. If a two groups of detainee pass each other they have to look in the ground while they pass. They are not allowed to look at each other. The program consist of two parts.

Special Treatment Unit

The detainee are first placed in a lockdown unit called the Secured Admissions Unit or Special Treatment Unit.

It is a hospital like environment, where the detainee are not allowed to speak outside group therapy, individual therapy and family therapy session over the phone.

It is a zero tolerance environment where every rule breaking is addressed with the detainee being pinned down by the staff and taken to an isolation cell.

Intensive use of straight jackets and body net combined with nylon restraints on a bed are reported (Nami). The parent manual confirms use of a bed restraint and a restraint jacket. A former survivor has confirmed the restraint jacket as a Posey Transport Jacket [2]

A daily schedule at STU is described as following by a survivor:

  • 06:30 Wake up, make beds, do morning hygiene
  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Chores
  • 09:00 Morning activity (Monday through Friday schedules changed)
  • 11:00 Group Psychotherapy
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Priority time, necessaries group, exercises, quiet time
  • 13:30 School
  • 16:00 Afternoon activity
  • 17:00 Dinner
  • 18:00 Group Psychotherapy
  • 19:00 Priority time, necessaries group, exercises, quiet time
  • 19:30 Evening hygiene
  • 20:30 Evening activity
  • 21:30 Wrap up
  • 22:00 Spiritual time
  • 22:05 Lights out

Cabin program

The second part of the program takes place in a wooden area next to the Secured Admissions Unit, where the detainees live in very primitive cabins. There is now running water in the cabins so the detainees has to get it from wells. Due to these unsanitary conditions a detainee was hospitalized due to E.coli poisoning (Ecoliblog) [3].

There is some schooling but the most of the time is spent doing psychical work like wood-chopping and carrying items. Here is a sample schedule from the cabin program:

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:15 Bathhouse / hygiene / pray
  • 06:35 Lanterns / trash
  • 06:45 Meditation @ YC (the dining hall)
  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 07:28 Clean up / split rotation / porta / dump and fill gott
    (porta is short for porta john. there was no running watter
    in the cabins so we had to use porta johns. There were restrooms
    at the YC, bathhouse and school, though.)
  • 08:00 voc / tool shed
  • 11:30 Clean up / tool shed
  • 11:55 Line up / Geloha (gelohas set the table for dining.)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:33 Clean up /rotation / porta
  • 13:00 Group therapy @ cabin
  • 14:00 Cabin jobs / shower clothes
  • 14:35 voc / tool shed
  • 16:45 Clean up / tool shed
  • 17:10 Line up / geloha
  • 17:15 Dinner
  • 17:43 Clean up / split rotation / lanterns
  • 18:00 CD Work (CD work was our AA and NA 12 step work)
  • 18:30 Consequences
  • 19:00 Tai Chi
  • 20:15 Handing out medication, nursing
  • 20:30 Showers
  • 21:30 Wrap up / removing the last porta
  • 22:00 Bedtime

Academics

Peninsula Village is licensed as a private school approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). However the education are not carried out regularly and it have resulted in lawsuits between local school districts and parents of placed detainees (Oregon Department of Education) [4]

In the News

Convicted cop-killer Matthew Grant spent his youth at the facility and learned the skills that is useful at his present placement (The News Observer) [5].

One of the youth convicted of conspiracy of committing murder and using an explosive device to blow up a school is also detained at the facility (Daily Progress) [6]

References

  1. The facility on Google Maps
  2. Posey Transport Jacket, the witness used sized small (80-120 lbs), Posey Restraint Net, Additional nylon restraints for use on the ankles in connection with the out of the restraint bed (The hook and loop closure model)
  3. Ecoliblog (2005), Tennessee: Peninsula Village E. coli Litigation
  4. Oregon Department of Education, B.V. against Lincoln Country School Distric
  5. About the case of Cop-killer Matthew Grant, The News Observer
  6. Hawranke's Web profile focused on violence, drugs, Daily Progress (2006)

Other links

External links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message boards

Specific threads on the facility

Message boards with threads on the facility

Watch organization status