A for-profit youth rehabilitation program in Poland Springs, Maine that is designed to force its own wards to actively promote its own continuation and at the same time work, guard, and punish one another.
It uses a brutally intense work structure as well as food and sleep deprivation to keep its residents in a constant state of exhaustion, fear, and humiliation of which the latter has actually been documented by Elan as a "therapeutic tool".
The program only exist due to a complete monopoly held on the child's communication to the outside world and the complete inability of the Maine Department of Education to make visits to any institution, categorized as a school, without a 24-hour notice to said institution.
Damn, I remember when I was in Elan School-Poland Springs, Me. I was forced to scream and degrade other children for 18 hours a day until it seemed so normal that I was convincing the newer residents to do it. I would even turn them in if they said anything that hinted at the fact that they wouldn't or that it didn't make sense. What the hell was I thinking?
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