Cracked: 6 Shocking Realities of the Secret ‘Troubled Teen Industry’
When I was 14, I lived with my grandparents in a wealthy gated community and went to a very prestigious private school. This was the first time I had access to the Internet on a daily basis, and it changed my life forever. I discovered metal music and culture, which inspired me to learn the guitar. My yearbook ambitions quickly went from “become a judge like my grandfather” to “become a rock star.”
This was not a popular change in Tori Jane, and before long my grandparents decided the best way to reverse it was to ship my ass off to a camp for “troubled” teens in Montana. In short order I learned some terrifying truths about an industry dedicated to taking America’s at-risk youth and f***ing them up in the worst way possible.
Child Abuse Inc. There is no other way to describe it without going into a mouth-frothing rant. I put this in the “crime” category, despite how horrifyingly legal it somehow is. Because it shouldn’t be, period.