It didn’t seem to matter what the teen treatment center did wrong. The state of Utah always gave it another chance.
Death. Abuse. Criminal charges. Bizarre punishments. Whistleblowers coming forward.
And each time, the place got a pass.
A team of reporters from three news organizations has spent the last year digging into the untold stories of Utah’s massive teen treatment industry. Some 20,000 teenagers facing depression, delinquency and other problems have been sent here for help over the last six years.
In the new podcast “Sent Away,” APM Reports, KUER and The Salt Lake Tribune investigate how the government failed to keep all those kids safe.