Alpine Boys Ranch
Alpine Boys Ranch was a behavior modification facility located near Plain, Washington.
The facility began to detain at-risk teenagers in 1979.
They closed down in 2003 after loosing a lawsuit from the parents of a boy - Joseph D. Bolt, who 17 years of age died after leaving the ranch without supervision.
The facilities was sold to a Christian group called YD Adventures, who renamed the ranch.
- no information available at the present time -
17 year old Joseph D. Bolt downed after running away on a camping trip <ref name="strugg">Update on Alpine’s Boys Ranch: Who Said What, By Elaine Rising, Strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm</Ref>. Lawsuits and increased regulation made the facility focus on a related targetgroup <Ref>Article: Alpine Boys Ranch Splits With State Department, Yakima Herald-Republic, October 21, 2001 (Re-print from Highbeam reserach)</Ref>.
- Info: Update on Alpine’s Boys Ranch: Who Said What, By Elaine Rising, Strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm.
- Info: North Central Washington, December 13 2005.
- Info: Stonewater Ranch - the new name of Alpine Boys Ranch.