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'''Tranquility Bay''' is a behavior modification facility connected to World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools ([[WWASP]]).
 
'''Tranquility Bay''' is a behavior modification facility connected to World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools ([[WWASP]]).
  
It is located on the island nation of Jamaica. It opened in 1997. The director is [[Jay Kay]], son of WWASP president [[Ken Kay]]. The cost for one child ranges from $25,000 to $40,000 a year. Tranquility Bay is generally acknowledged as the toughest of the WWASP schools; in fact, many other WWASP schools who are not able to handle their most rebellious detainees will expel them from their respective schools and enroll them in Tranquility Bay.
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It is located on the island nation of Jamaica <Ref>[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.870556,-77.751111&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=17.870558,-77.751113&amp;spn=0.002328,0.003616&amp;t=k&amp;z=18&amp;iwloc=addr&amp;om=1 The facility on Google Maps]</Ref>. It opened in 1997. The director is [[Jay Kay]], son of WWASP president [[Ken Kay]]. The cost for one child ranges from $25,000 to $40,000 a year. Tranquility Bay is generally acknowledged as the toughest of the WWASP schools; in fact, many other WWASP schools who are not able to handle their most rebellious detainees will expel them from their respective schools and enroll them in Tranquility Bay.
  
Tranquility Bay states that it is dedicated to helping parents who are having difficulty with their children, whether they are doing drugs, breaking the law, disobeying them, or are disrespectful. Jay Kay told a reporter: "If I have kids, and they start giving me a problem, well they are going straight in the program. If I had to, I'd pull the trigger without hesitation." ) [1]. Children as young as 12 have been admitted to Tranquility Bay, for reasons ranging from drug use to conflicts with a new stepmother.
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Tranquility Bay states that it is dedicated to helping parents who are having difficulty with their children, whether they are doing drugs, breaking the law, disobeying them, or are disrespectful. Jay Kay told a reporter: "If I have kids, and they start giving me a problem, well they are going straight in the program. If I had to, I'd pull the trigger without hesitation." ) <Ref>[http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,11913,987172,00.html The Last Resort, Observer Magazine], June 29, 2003, Decca Aitkenhead</Ref>. Children as young as 12 have been admitted to Tranquility Bay, for reasons ranging from drug use to conflicts with a new stepmother.
  
 
== Program ==
 
== Program ==
 
 
The facility used the WWASP 6 levels behavior modification program. Since the closure of [[High Impact]] in Tecate, Tranquility Bay is regarded as the toughest facility in the WWASP system.
 
The facility used the WWASP 6 levels behavior modification program. Since the closure of [[High Impact]] in Tecate, Tranquility Bay is regarded as the toughest facility in the WWASP system.
  
A typical day is described as following by a survivor [6].
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A typical day is described as following by a survivor <Ref>[http://media.www.browndailyherald.com/media/storage/paper472/news/2005/04/28/Columns/Exposing.Wwasps.Camp.Abuse-942997.shtml Exposing WWASPS camp abuse], by Michal Zapendowski, Columms in The Brown Daily Herald, april 28 - 2005</Ref>.
  
 
== Criticism ==
 
== Criticism ==
 
 
Some critics and former enrollees accuse the facility of torture or other grave mistreatment and say that the facility employs staff who are not appropriately qualified for work with troubled teenagers.
 
Some critics and former enrollees accuse the facility of torture or other grave mistreatment and say that the facility employs staff who are not appropriately qualified for work with troubled teenagers.
  
 
== In the news ==
 
== In the news ==
 
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In 2001 a detained girl - Valerie Ann Heron - jumped to her death and fractured her skull in two places <Ref>[http://www.isaccorp.org/tranquility/tranquility-bay.08.16.01.html Cops rule out foul play in death of Tranquility Bay student], Jamaica Observer, August 16, 2001</Ref>. The facility saw it as an accident but in fact there was a suicide note <Ref>[http://www.legalaffairs.org/issues/July-August-2004/feature_labi_julaug04.msp Want Your Kid to Disappear?], Legal Affairs, July/august 2004, Nadya Labi</Ref> <Ref>[http://www.alternet.org/story/31000 No More Nightmares at Tranquility Bay?, Alternet], January 23, 2006, John Gorenfeld</Ref>.
In 2001 a detained girl - Valerie Ann Heron - jumped to her death and fractured her skull in two places[3]. The facility saw it as an accident but in fact there was a suicide note [4] [1].
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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<References />
*1) [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,11913,987172,00.html The Last Resort, Observer Magazine], June 29, 2003, Decca Aitkenhead
 
*2) [http://www.alternet.org/story/31000 No More Nightmares at Tranquility Bay?, Alternet], January 23, 2006, John Gorenfeld
 
*3) [http://www.isaccorp.org/tranquility/tranquility-bay.08.16.01.html Cops rule out foul play in death of Tranquility Bay student], Jamaica Observer, August 16, 2001
 
*4) [http://www.legalaffairs.org/issues/July-August-2004/feature_labi_julaug04.msp Want Your Kid to Disappear?], Legal Affairs, July/august 2004, Nadya Labi
 
*5) [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.870556,-77.751111&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=17.870558,-77.751113&amp;spn=0.002328,0.003616&amp;t=k&amp;z=18&amp;iwloc=addr&amp;om=1 The facility on Google Maps]
 
*6) [http://media.www.browndailyherald.com/media/storage/paper472/news/2005/04/28/Columns/Exposing.Wwasps.Camp.Abuse-942997.shtml Exposing WWASPS camp abuse], by Michal Zapendowski, Columms in The Brown Daily Herald, april 28 - 2005
 
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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*'''Info pages'''
*Info: [http://www.tranquilitybay.org/ Program homepage]  
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**Info: [http://www.tranquilitybay.org/ Program homepage]  
*Info: [http://www.isaccorp.org/tranquilitybay.asp International survivors action committee on Tranquility Bay] (Watch organisation)  
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**Info: [http://www.isaccorp.org/tranquilitybay.asp International survivors action committee on Tranquility Bay] (Watch organisation)  
*Info: [http://www.tbfight.com/ TBfight] (Former detainees)  
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**Info: [http://www.tbfight.com/ TBfight] (Former detainees)  
*Info: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tranquility_Bay Wikipedia on Tranquility Bay]
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**Info: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tranquility_Bay Wikipedia on Tranquility Bay]
*Info: [http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/JM/tranquilitybay.htm Secret prisons for teens on Tranquility Bay]
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**Info: [http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/JM/tranquilitybay.htm Secret prisons for teens on Tranquility Bay]
*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/tranquilitybayy Tranquility Bay] (Myspace)  
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*'''Survivor groups'''
*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/tranquilitybay111 Tranquility Bay... TB!!] (Myspace)  
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**Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/tranquilitybayy Tranquility Bay] (Myspace)  
*Forum: [http://www.antiwwasp.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18 Anti-wwasp forum] (Registration Required)  
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**Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/tranquilitybay111 Tranquility Bay... TB!!] (Myspace)  
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewforum.php?f=44 Fornits wwasp forum]  
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*'''Message boards'''
*Forum: [http://www.sociopranos.com/forums/thread-view.asp?threadid=65&amp;start=1 Society Redefined]: Sociology (Registration Required)  
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**Forum: [http://www.antiwwasp.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18 Anti-wwasp forum] (Registration Required)  
*Forum: [http://www.bulletinboards.com/v1.cfm?comcode=Titsch Bulletin Boards]  
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**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?board=44.0 Fornits wwasp forum]  
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**Forum: [http://www.sociopranos.com/forums/thread-view.asp?threadid=65&amp;start=1 Society Redefined]: Sociology (Registration Required)  
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**Forum: [http://www.bulletinboards.com/v1.cfm?comcode=Titsch Bulletin Boards]  
  
 
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Tranquility Bay is a behavior modification facility connected to World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools (WWASP).

It is located on the island nation of Jamaica [1]. It opened in 1997. The director is Jay Kay, son of WWASP president Ken Kay. The cost for one child ranges from $25,000 to $40,000 a year. Tranquility Bay is generally acknowledged as the toughest of the WWASP schools; in fact, many other WWASP schools who are not able to handle their most rebellious detainees will expel them from their respective schools and enroll them in Tranquility Bay.

Tranquility Bay states that it is dedicated to helping parents who are having difficulty with their children, whether they are doing drugs, breaking the law, disobeying them, or are disrespectful. Jay Kay told a reporter: "If I have kids, and they start giving me a problem, well they are going straight in the program. If I had to, I'd pull the trigger without hesitation." ) [2]. Children as young as 12 have been admitted to Tranquility Bay, for reasons ranging from drug use to conflicts with a new stepmother.

Program

The facility used the WWASP 6 levels behavior modification program. Since the closure of High Impact in Tecate, Tranquility Bay is regarded as the toughest facility in the WWASP system.

A typical day is described as following by a survivor [3].

Criticism

Some critics and former enrollees accuse the facility of torture or other grave mistreatment and say that the facility employs staff who are not appropriately qualified for work with troubled teenagers.

In the news

In 2001 a detained girl - Valerie Ann Heron - jumped to her death and fractured her skull in two places [4]. The facility saw it as an accident but in fact there was a suicide note [5] [6].

References

  1. The facility on Google Maps
  2. The Last Resort, Observer Magazine, June 29, 2003, Decca Aitkenhead
  3. Exposing WWASPS camp abuse, by Michal Zapendowski, Columms in The Brown Daily Herald, april 28 - 2005
  4. Cops rule out foul play in death of Tranquility Bay student, Jamaica Observer, August 16, 2001
  5. Want Your Kid to Disappear?, Legal Affairs, July/august 2004, Nadya Labi
  6. No More Nightmares at Tranquility Bay?, Alternet, January 23, 2006, John Gorenfeld

External links