Paris Hilton was exposed inside the ‘abusive’ troubled teen industry

One of the alumni who says they are suffering abuse, humiliation and other horrors at the for-profit is thanks to Paris Hilton’s revenge on the remote schools that make up the “troubled teen” industry.

The Society – whose new YouTube documentary, “This is Paris,” reveals its dark past – was sent to the CEDU school in California in 1995.

Hilton, now 39, ran away calling her grandfather Conrad Hilton to come to her. She escaped from another school by jumping the flight of stairs. In 1996, she was sent to Utah, Provo Canyon, a L.A. facility down until she was 18 years old. There, Hilton alleges, he was beaten by employees, fired unidentified bullets and kept in solitary confinement for about 20 hours.

At least one former adviser admits to hating Hilton.

“It was pretty bad,” said Randolph Roy, a former teacher and Running Springs, Calif. The CEDU school counselor, who recently moved in, told The Post. “She was the biggest, crazy bitch. . . It was impossible. She will not do what we told her to do. ”

But the uprising that Ryan remembers also helped Hilton survive in schools – and it flourished later. In the film, he says that his dream experience led him to become so rich and successful that no one took control of him again.

The film’s failure could help put a brake on a largely uncontrolled, billion-dollar industry that experts say is a prey for vulnerable children and parents.

Celebrities including members of the Rose Bar, Barbara Walters, Graham Nash, Farrah Fawcett and the Eagles have sent their children to these facilities.

Adolescents are always forcibly taken from their homes by security officers and sometimes sent to schools because they have not seen their parents for two years. Calls and letters are monitored – and children are threatened with punishment if they tell their families what’s going on, according to numerous alumni interviewed by The Post.

“It was awesome,” said Jane Robison, 31, who studied at Provo Canyon School from 2003 to 2005. “They left us alone, they put us under control, they forced us into drugs. [antipsychotic] Drugs such as Hloperidol. “

Provo Canyon School said in a statement that the facility was sold in 2000 and that school officials could not comment on past owners, but “do not support or encourage any form of abuse.”

Robison is an organizer of Breaking Code Silence, which encourages students to share testimonials through the social-media movement.

“[These schools] Says they provide healing, but what most kids do is punish if they do something wrong, like making the bed wrong. “They take advantage of desperate parents who have no idea what happens in schools.”

Places like Provo Canyon are now owned by corporations like Universal Health Services who have made a tremendous profit from the system – not only do parents receive more than 7 7,000 a month, but also raise money from Medicaid to support foster children and other “unwanted” children. Can be thrown there.

Paris Hilton alleges she was abused at Utah's Provo Canyon School in the 1990s.
Paris Hilton alleges she was abused at Utah’s Provo Canyon School in the 1990s.Google Maps

According to a recent investigation by the Salt Lake City Tribune, Alaska has spent more than 31 31 million on medical aid funding in six years, including 511 children sent to improve schools in Utah.

About 200 private residential schools for teens are found in Utah, Idaho, Montana and Texas due to relatively lax state regulations, experts said.

The #BreakingCodsLance movement – according to its web site, “Code Silence” is when students are being told not to ignore or speak out to classmates who are being punished – is fighting a system that has its roots in the infamous 1960s California cult. Sinnan was one of the world’s first rehabilitation centers and pioneered the idea of ​​”tough love” to help addicts. Although Sainan is not trapped, the concept of what is now called “attack therapy” still runs in places that are sometimes called “emotional growth boarding schools.”

Sessions called “reps”, as seen in clips on YouTube, often last for several days and involve classmates and teachers who yell at other students for breaking up or bad behavior.

This horror, including the disappearance and possibly mur murdered children – has been documented over the years in short films, podcasts like “The Lost Kids” and anonymous accounts online. But they didn’t get much public traction before Hilton.

Persephone Prison Brick, a former student at Provo Canyon School, says he was thrown into solitary confinement for three days for crying-like breaches.
Persephone Prison Brick, a former student at Provo Canyon School, says he was thrown into solitary confinement for three days for crying-like breaches.Kevin J. Miyazaki

“We were constantly connected with all sorts of meds,” Christie Kirvin, who was sent to Provo Canyon at 13 p.m., told The Post. “It simply came to our notice then [anti-depressants] Prozac, Desipremin and Lithium. We were all like zombies. The staff was watching you even when you went to the bathroom. When I was put in solitude I was pulled down in my underwear, in front of the male guards. ”

Kirvin, now 44, said he would never forget the physician at Provo Canyon, Megan Hamblin, who alleged that he was mistakenly identified as having multiple personalities.

Humble, now 79 and retired, said he doesn’t remember Kirvin. She disagreed with claims that parents did not know what was happening at the facilities and denied any treatment was inappropriate.

“Not all the kids were in control,” Humble said. “A lot of them were a handful, but they were good kids. . . There may be some problems, but I think these students are exaggerating too much now. ”

Brick said Persophone gel Brick was 16 years old when she was sent to Provo Canyon – but not because her parents hoped she would receive mental health treatment for schizophrenia-affective disorder and anxiety.

Hilton escaped after being sent to CEDU's school in Running Springs, Calif.
Hilton escaped after being sent to CEDU’s school in Running Springs, Calif.Randolph Roy Reynolds

Instead, 24, Brick said, she was always thrown into solitude – a cushioned room, called an “investment unit” – for as long as she could cry or talk back.

Brick said he got his name because students collect “investment points” for minor offenses such as being late for dinner or talking back. Some teens will stay in investment units for weeks or months, alumni told the Post.

Brick and others cited the trauma they still felt as a result of “Dial 9”: staff members used the walk key-talkie to “dial 9”, Brick and others said.

When “Dial 9” was called, the other students faced the wall and they wouldn’t see Brick described as “the three big men coming to stop the 120-pound girl” and bring her into the cell of loneliness.

Schools like Brick Provo are called part of the “very hunting industry”. They prey on parents who are desperate and who do not understand how mental health treatments work. . . The companies that run these schools are trying to be like the private prison system. ”

Hollywood celebrities who have sent their children to 'troubled' organizations include Rosen Barr, Barbara Walters, Graham Nash and Farrah Fawcett.
Hollywood celebrities who have sent their children to ‘troubled’ organizations include Roseanne Barr, Barbara Walters, Graham Nash and Farrah Fawcett.Getty Images (3)

Universal Health Services said in a statement: “We do not support or encourage any form of abuse. . . All alleged / suspected abuse is immediately reported to our state regulatory authorities, law enforcement and child protection services.

Randolph Roy does not regret the years he spent at CEDU and says that 70% of his alumni feel positive about their experiences there. He admitted that the other 30 percent did not like it.

Still, he said, the school had many wins. Ironically, his description of children benefiting from CEDU sounds like Paris Hilton.

“A lot of kids just knew failure,” he said. “We had to invest in their own lives and click something for some of them. It was hard love, sure, but it got it. They have decided that they want to invest in their future and make themselves successful and they did. “

But former student Kirvin said people have stopped sending children at this time. And fellow Elm Brick agrees.

“We were kids,” he said. “We did not have to suffer and try to live. We were going to be safe. “