Sent Away

APM Reports, KUER, The Salt Lake Tribune

Sent Away


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It didn't seem to matter what happened at the teen treatment center. The state of Utah always gave it another chance. Death. Allegations of abuse. Criminal charges. Bizarre punishments. Whistleblowers coming forward. 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 there from every state in the country over the last six years. Sent Away investigates how the government failed to keep all those kids safe — through th...

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Score: 4.5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Mar 18, 2022

"Sent Away offers a look into this shady business: its many problems, controversies, and seeming coziness with state regulators. Sent Away begins with the story of an accidental death at one of these centers, before steadily pulling back the frame to roll the whole context into place."

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