Caribbean Bedlam

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Is your teenager "difficult"? You can always send the punk to Tranquility Bay: part totalitarian cult, part offshore prison camp for kids.

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  1. my mommy says prison builds character

  2. That parents do this sort of thing to their kids is astounding and shameful. It’s not even prison, it’s much worse. Reducation camp. If only they could switch up the routine from time to time. This week we feature the Cambodian camp model. You wil all be issued Ho Chi Minh straw hats and black PJs.

    Whatever happened to throwing those problem teens out on the street? Citizens divorce! I declare my parental rights nulll annnnd voooid! Seems a lot more compassionate.

  3. The Guardian is worse than the Beeb is worse than the NYTimes. Don’t believe everything you read, ESP from the Liberal Media. Else you risk brainwashing yourself.

  4. I just went to the frontpage of Tranquility Bay. One picture makes it look like the fucking prison camp in French Guiana from “Papillon”. The coastline shot is similar to Devil’s Island, no escape. Very interesting juxtaposing those images with kids in classrooms.

    “Do as you are told and you’ll live. Disobey and you’ll die. And masturbate as little as possible; it saps the strength.”

  5. I prefer to drop my kid off in a crack den before I go to “work.”

  6. /me wonders how long it will be before Jay Kay gets caught fondling inmates on live gym-cam feeds.

  7. I personally long for the days when a parent could have his errant child executed.

  8. Tim Stich:

    How about what G. Gordon Liddy told his son: “Your services as son are no longer required.” At least, that’s what he wrote in “My Struggle,” the sequel to “Will.”

  9. Reminds me of high school.

  10. Kevin,

    I used to have a copy of “Will.” Boy did it paint a strange picture. So he disowned one of his sons, eh? Did he keep calling his dad “nutjob” or something?

  11. Kevin, I haven’t read any of his books. What kind of “services,” pray tell, did G-Man require of his son before he disowned him?

  12. Children should be heard, not seen.

    (heard screaming, far, far away.)

  13. What frightens me more is that public elementary schools in the United States offer similar programs, albeit without the residential element and with slightly less physical violence. I should know…I suffered through one for a year and a half ten years ago for the hideous crime of not liking to go to school.

  14. “physical violence. I should know…I suffered through one for a year and a half ten years ago for the hideous crime of not liking to go to school.”

    So why stay anonymous. You could sue and become very, very rich.

    Why not? They sued priests, didn’t they?

  15. Have you considered adopting, Pluto? Works the same way on your emotions, you know.

  16. For more information about these horrible child re-education centers that market themselves to the affluent and insecure, please see the following websites.

    This is a sophisticated movement that seems to siphon the money off of families at vulnerable times in their lives by promising easy answers through mutilation of their children.

    http://www.teenliberty.org/
    http://www.libertarianrock.com/topics/teencamps/teencampsindex.html

  17. It almost makes you want to be a parent, just so you can _not_ be a putridly abusive sonfabitch. Strange reaction, perhaps.

  18. Some of my friends are survivors of ‘the Program’ and related ‘reeducation’ camps.

    The simple reason they’ve moved offshore is it makes it so much harder for U.S. authorities to observe or intervene on their business. Also makes them much harder to sue in U.S. courts. Previous incarnations of the Program suffered severe trauma in the civil courts during the late 80s and early 90s.

    For more on how the survivors have joined together to provide accurate, damning information about the Program, see:

    http://fornits.com/anonanon/

    Specific questions and/or comments can be sent to me directly. res0gisj@verizon.net

    Peace,

    Steve in Clearwater

  19. Early this year (2003) I vacationed in Jamaica. I had heard the stories and had spoken to some press that were investigating the issues. My curiosity was somewhat peaked, and since I was staying in Jamaica for about a week, I decided to hire a driver and see, for myself, what this facility looks like. My experience and the pictures I personally took of the facility are available for the asking. For those interested in an abridged version – – here it goes:

    First and foremost, you must understand that this place is in the middle of nowhere. It’s a shock to travel Jamaica’s countryside to begin with, because driving in general is so dangerous, away from the resorts (I happened to be staying in Ocho Rios) and the poverty is omnipresent. The city (Treasure Beach) is as remote as it gets, and when you arrive and ask where Tranquility Bay is (or to it’s local folk the “Olde Warf Hotel”), you are outrightly lied to — they say they don’t know exactly where it is. Once you arrive in town, past the Motorcycle merchant, look for an old Jamaican (looks to be 300 or so) sitting on a rock, for it is at that dirt road you have to turn and follow a path about a half-mile long to the rather un-glorious “Tranquility Bay”.

    My first awareness that I was in the right place, was that I saw 10 or 20 boys riding on the rim of an old Pick-up Truck in front of us. They all looked unkempt and the ride looked dangerous. They were allowed inside the gates (the children and the dilapidated truck) and I had the driver stop so I could take in this nightmare, that I had only previously read about or had seen by way of very unclear pictures on the internet.

    It’s bad — the first thing that catches your eye is that all of the windows (99%) have been “boarded-up”. It hales from something out of a Hitchcock movie. The place has an odor and it is not pleasant at all. The beach could never be utilized because it looks as though the sewage is emptied on it regularly. If that’s not the case, then a blanket statement that the beach is in horrible and unusable condition for whatever reason is a completely fair assessment of the situation.

    The place has guards; it’s ominously quiet (it was while I was there). Even if you did manage to escape, I don’t know where any of its “guests” would run to. The trip just to the main road (if you could call it that) would wind even the most fit athlete, and the townspeople are rumored to get rewards for turning run-a-ways in. Remember that many Jamaicans work for the facility and even if the reward does not exist, they have a stake in making sure the “guests” stay imprisoned.

    Obviously, I could not go inside, but I snapped many pictures and they clearly illustrate, that the place is a broken-down second-rate motel from the past, and should have been leveled many years ago, and that any beauty that the structure or the beach on which it sits may have once possessed is gone. It’s a frightening site (and this is just from the outside). Notably, there is garbage in large cages outside the structure and I did have the feeling that something or someone, other than it’s intended contents, may be placed in there from time-to-time.

    Interestingly, I was not approached, although I was taking pictures like crazy (and my presence was somewhat obvious).

    Another important fact, for people to keep in mind, is that this “hell-hole” is hours from both Kingston and Montego Bay Airports — it’s a drive you will never forget and it runs upwards of $300 round-trip.

    Truly, all of this is moot, because the Headmaster (and I use this reference loosely) has no credentials at all which justify his position of management over this facility. The parents are bad parents — plain and simple — for taking part in this plan. An inquiry about this program by any parent, by itself, should result in a parent being jailed with no due process for the rest of their life.

    Eventually, the United States Government will have to deal with this mess — hopefully by invading Utah again — it is time for that (government intervention) — they have short memories from the last time (The Invasion of Utah.) Utah’s inhabitance (and others) need desperately to come to terms with the fact that troubled children are a part of normal life and that having them kidnapped by paid morons (mostly because the parents are too cowardly to do this themselves)and then surreptitiously smuggling their child/children off to a foreign country to be tortured indefinitely is contrary to the mores and values of a civilized society.

    Do not send your kids to this place! It’s awful to look at, the manager is unqualified and all your doing is stuffing the bulging coffers of the nuts and religious fanatics that run these torture chambers.

    Richard R. Titsch, III
    New Jersey

  20. For more information and exchange on Tranquility Bay, please visit my BBS at:

    http://www.bulletinboards.com/view.cfm?comcode=Titsch

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