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Activists will now aim for federal legislation that will encourage more oversight.
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New state legislation would curb the use of chemical restraints at Utah youth residential treatment centers.
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A review of thousands of pages of inspection records, incident reports, complaints and emails shows licensors are reluctant to step in when youth facilities have faced troubling accusations of rampant child abuse.
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This is The Salt Lake Tribune’s first attempt at crowdfunding. We are trying to raise $10,000. With that money, we’ll get records on treatment centers, and we’ll build a database to make them available to all for free.
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“Today, I’m not here as Paris Hilton,” the 39-year-old celebrity told the crowd. “I’m here as just another survivor who was abused, who has lived with that since the day I left. And I am dedicated to shutting down Provo Canyon School, which will cause a chain reaction among this entire industry.”
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Celebrity Paris Hilton says she is now on a mission to reform the troubled teen industry. Her first target: Provo Canyon School, the Utah facility she attended in the 1990s where she says she was physically and emotionally abused.
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Paris Hilton is speaking out publicly about what she says was abuse she endured while at a “troubled teen” facility in Utah in the 1990s.


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