Rica is an awesome person. Someone who is usually confused between what is right, and what feels right. But she's always got people looking out for her. She knows she can rely on someone to love her when no one else does.
A prison-like behavior modification school masquerading as a "therapeutic" school. Children are locked into "quiet rooms" which are small, cell-like chambers with absolutely nothing inside, not even a chair. Cruel prison guards known as AEP staff are always looking to write students up for the smallest infraction. The only kind adults are the under-appreciated para-educators, however they are treated like second-class citizens by the administration. The children are driven to extreme measures (such as running away from the school and/or throwing furniture at people) by the repressive rules that are so strictly enforced.
Bill: Dude! Ms Lefever sent me to the VP's office just for saying damn in class. Who does that?
John: If you were at RICA, you'd get locked up for that.
Bill: Tru dat.