Thank you Alarmed6. I agree that the story by "Concerned" is just that, concerning. Please understand that some of the people have 'hidden agendas' and will not reveal that, but when they do it has to do with them...not the kids. Also realize that when they were being treated well, there was nothing wrong with the discipline that was being instilled throughout the program. These were the same staff members that would try to avoid talking to Mr. Swanson because they knew that he was going to take at least 15 minutes of your time and you were going to hear about the camps and how if it wasn't for Sam Ferrainola that Glen Mills would still have prisoners assaulting, raping, extorting, and killing each other. I know that these same people that post stuff about him would walk the other way because I would sit there with him and let some of the kids learn something about history. Now people are posting that Mr. Swanson should not be treated this way and he should be there but don't forget that the students are juvenile delinquents that are unpredictable. Would you really let your elders be in a possible unsafe environment. I wouldn't. I visited GMS 2 weeks ago and Mr. Swanson had just visited a week earlier. Maybe someone there is reading the posts.we are so glad to hear the success stories as written by Mr. X. We were all a part of the success of GMS and WILL NOT be a part of the demise. Just ONE story like "Concerned" is one too many.
As for former staff, I can read through the stories of some of you, and I know who you are. Once again, I left Glen Mills because I wasn't satisfied for my own gains. I'm helping kids other places, and am happy. Leave them miserable ass self made administrators alone and stop letting them make you miserable. Move on.