Gateway Academy

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Current status Open | }} Capacity | }} 40 | }}
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This facility is currently being investigated by the Fornits Webforum

Gateway Academy is a behavior modification facility marketed as a theraputic boarding school.

It can detain 40 male teenageres at the time for 7 to 9 months <Ref>Datasheet about the facility on NATSAP</Ref>.

It was founded in 2002

They have two campuses. One of them is located on 2487 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 and the other one on 11706 South 700 East, Draper, Utah 84020 <Ref>The Salk Lake city facility on Google maps</ref> <Ref>The Draper facility on Google Maps</Ref>.

Program Structure[redigér]

Detainees are strip searched and inventoried upon arrival. They are assigned rooms with 3-5 others, though they rarely see them - the days are extremely strictly regulated, with all of the 'group' being made to do everything set out as one. Alone time is nonexistent, and anything as innocuous as trying to read or otherwise keep to oneself during set free time is immediately decried as 'isolating'. Twice daily, staff 'feedback' is read before all, almost all of which is fabricated or exaggerated according to their wishes. Any objecting (to anything along these lines by anyone, in fact) is ordered to 'sit with the feedback'. Parents were warned against complaints.

Level system or Positive Peer Group system[redigér]

Program consisted of 6 levels, used as the obligatory brainwashing mechanism in a different way than most, albeit reminiscent of some POW tactics in a way. Past the initial levels, where the detainee is broken as typical of programs, advancement becomes seemingly arbitrary. Detainees' "performance" aside, the staff would more or less randomly raise or lower their level. The reason given would usually be an exaggeration of some normally unnoticeable trait, often an accusation of 'isolating' or 'not being real enough'.

Phases Description
Orientation first week or two of arriving. No book reading, no social call with parents, can't talk to students Under Mapping with trust, no playing games without a staff. Can't be alone ever.
Mapping Can play games, can't talk to students Under Mapping with trust, no books besides self-help, 10 minute social call with parents (with staff on phone), on campus parent visits.
Mapping with Trust Takes a month to 6 months to make. 15 min social calls w/ staff. Can read books. Can talk to any student. 6 hour off campus parent visits.
Cairns 2 months to 6 7 months to make. Can "roam" with staff permission (walk around house alone). Walks outside of house. 20 minute parent calls without staff. Ipod. Overnight visits. Go on facebook with therapist.
Path No shift sheet. Longer Parent calls. Can talk to the public.
Gateway Final phase. Other random privileges.

Living Conditions[redigér]

They live in rooms with 3 to other detainees.


With parents / friends - No info yet - awaiting investigation


No info yet - awaiting investigation


Some of the consequences are listed below:

Name Description
Block Piece of paper with punishment on it. You swear= you write a paper. Punishment up to staff discretion. 4 blocks=off phase.
Off Phase Can only talk to the upper phases, lose some privileges.
Off track if you mess up. Can't talk to anyone even staff. Sometimes kept in room all day with a staff. Have to do assignments to get back on track. Can be put off track for going on the internet, fighting staff, relapsing, or constant negativity. Basically a solitary/segregation punishment.

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