A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.
James C. Burns,
"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.
Living in the rural Texas panhandle is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, who have an ... See full summary »
I can tell you this is one movie I won't see. Not because I think it will suck, but because I don't think I could take it. I spent two years of my life in a wilderness camp. Aaron's tragic story could have happened to any of us kids.
If your kid is in need of help, then get them help. But please make an informed decision. Ever since the Columbine incident, these teen prison camps have multiplied at an astoundishing rate. They are making a killing off of preying on parents who think that their misguided kid is next.
Has a listing of questions every parent should ask a potential treatment facility. ASK THEM!!! DON'T ABUSE YOUR KIDS!!!
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