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Youth detention centers [Jan. 8th, 2010|10:02 pm]



Today, I was watching the Fifth Estate on CBC television, and they were talking about the life of a girl in a youth detention center. She had mental health problems. On her first day there, she was strip-searched, then later was pepper sprayed on multiple occaisions. She was also cuffed and placed in a straight jacket multiple times, for "refusing to obey orders" and threatening to commit suicide. The only type of therapy available at the centre was anger management therapy and drug rehabilitation.

Was that just an exception, or are most youth detention centers like that?

you can see the documentary here (warning: it is truly disturbing & contains some violence)