Piney Woods School
They can detain 275 teenagers of both genders.
The facility offers schooling in grade 9 - 12. They are registered as a private school, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the State of Mississippi.
An article published in 2001 stated that the facility used corporal punishment. The present handbook for the detained teenagers have no mention of corporal punishment. It remains unclear when they have abandoned this discipline method <ref>A Path Less Taken - When kids need a different experience, these schools offer a special approach, by David L. Marcus, Joellen Perry and Frank McCoy, US News & World Report</ref> <ref>2007-8 Handbook for teenagers detained at the facility.</ref>.
- Info: Homepage of the facility
- Info: Street-smart kids discover wisdom at rural academy, By Larry Bivins, Detroit News Washington Bureau, 1997 (World Corporal Punishment Research)
- Info: A school with 2 R's: rules and results - Piney Woods Country Life School, a boarding school for blacks in Mississippi, is a model for Gov. Arne Carlson's plan for Minnesota, By Rob Hotakainen, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, 9 February 1998 (World Corporal Punishment Research)
- Info: Rural boarding school grooms students for success, CNN Education, May 21 - 2001
- Survivor group: *+_T.G.I.S.P.W-"Thank God I Survived Piney Woods_+*, facebook