‘Trib Talk’: Utah’s ‘troubled teen’ industry

Paris Hilton recently went public with allegations that she was abused at a Utah teen treatment facility and it motivated others to speak out. Critics of the industry say weak oversight and regulations lead to children being harmed at for-profit therapeutic treatment centers, like Provo Canyon School.

On this episode of “Trib Talk,” reporter Jessica Miller spoke with Jen Robison from Breaking Code Silence, an online movement which aims to bring awareness to the troubled teen industry.

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“Trib Talk” is produced by Jeni Fitzgibbon and Sara Weber.