Searching for Adirondack Leadership Expeditions you can still find a testimony where a teenager was forced to undress in the cold, messages from concerned neighbors about teenagers escaping from the program and how one expedition had to be rescued because they didn't know where they were. Fortunately it is now closed.
Arizona Boys Ranch or as it is known as today Canyon State Academy was the place where Nicholaus Contreraz - a 16 year old boy died in His death prompted California to take outsourced juvenile offenders home to serve their sentence in their home state.
Elan School closed around 2011 after 40 years with what former students described as methodical abuse. Recently investigation into a death which some claim could be a result from beating in a so-called therapeutic boxing ring has been relaunced.
The Wellspring Academies were an effort to provide a solution to a problem which should be fixed at home. Overweight at children should be dealt with by instructing those who prepare the food and functions as a rolemodel when we are talking exercise. After criticism of the diet, health problems caused by too quick weightloss, and controversy regarding punishments, both schools are now closed.
Island View in Utah was a treatment center run as part of the Aspen Education Group. After a lawsuit and a suicide it was told to private ownership, but recent articles suggest that the conditions have not improved.