Industrial Home for Youth

Jun 14, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Times West Virginian

A product of the Division of Juvenile Services, the Industrial Home for Youth is the statea s only maximum-security correctional facility of its type for youth offenders.

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batman

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I always wonder why the Clarksburg Paper or the West Union Paper never cover the industrial home with these feel good kiss ass stories that are so not the truth. Maybe both of those papers know or are waiting on doing a story about how bad and nasty that hell hole is. It really went to hell over the last 5 years but people are scared to speak out because if they do they get fired or their job becomes a living a hell. There needs to be an investigation done like there was about 6 years ago suspend the superintendent and have every staff member there interviewed to let them tell how bad the place is. It seems as if this Fairmont paper is very very freindly with the Industrial Home with the adminastration at the Industrial Home. They all should go!
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ARE you sure you are not talking about west union ?? LOL ! sounds alot like here every day but the names are differnt.
Citizen X

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Jun 15, 2010
 
The reason the Fairmont Times is so friendly is due to the fact that the superintendent is (if still the same guy) a former Fairmont City Police Officer (who was arrested for stalking) and is connected in that city.
ummmno

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Jun 16, 2010
 
Who was he stalking? The fairmont times article was a joke it does not show the real story of the mess up there at all. It does not show the favortism, the hatetred, the vindictiveness, or the pure evil that is known as IHY.
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Okay so I read the ariticle and yeah it might be less than forth coming, but the place isn't the total hell whole that some of you would make it out to be either. I worked there for 5 years, and yeah there was some back biting and yeah there was a lot of stress but I really honestly loved my job. I only left to go to school and better my life for my child. And as far Mr. Merendino being in trouble for stalking someone, are you f-ing kidding me. I don't think that anyone should just spout of with random rumors about anyone. As far as my thoughts on the man and how he runs things at IHY, I am not at all saying that every decision he has made since being there has been the right desicion for the residents or the employees, however I honestly believe that at the moment he made the decisions, he honestly thought he was doing what was right and did it with the best of intentions. No one is capable of makeing a decision that will make everyone happy! Sometimes you can only pick the thing that will be the least detrimental. I'd like to see any of you try and run that place and not make enemies or not screw something up at least once. I don't know Mr. M personally out side of work, but he always gave me a fair shot! And if you don't like the fairmont times article, you think it sheds a false sense of niceness, keep in mind that at least 75% of the bs that goes on in a place like IHY is due to CO's and Counselors and people in administration not working as a team! So for the back bitting and the bs to stop it has to stop with the lower men on the totem pole not the higher ups. And it is completely unfair to blame anyone one person for all the things that are wrong with that place, just like you wouldn't give credit to just one person for all the right things. There are good things and bad things anywhere you work, any community you live in, any relationship you have. So stop running your mouths and do something to fix the problems, and continue doing the things you know that work. Stop worrying about who is sleeping with who, who is getting a promotion you don't feel they deserve, who got fired, and just worry about doing your job, making it the place you want it to be, and learning how to work as a team. No matter how bad you may hate some of the people you work with and for they are your family! There isn't anything that has happend that is so bad it can't be fixed. And start respecting the people in power, if you want them to maybe listen to your point of view or give them an idea of how to make something better, talking bad about them behind their back isn't going to make it happen. Approaching them with a common respect like an adult will get you much further in life.
lala

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Jun 21, 2010
 
Well Teressa you are obviously sucking ass going back to work there when you get done with school? I spent years years there and the reason the place is the way it is is because attitude reflects leadership. When you don't have the right kind of leader of course the place is going to be nuts and you have one unit manager who is the biggest snake that ever lived the CO's were glad to get rid of her out of uniform.She keeps the place in turmoil all the time. As for this team effort BS it is just that BS there is no time effort because everyone is out for number 1 and number 1 only. As for making the right decsions at the time please what a joke every decsion made was to advance his career further along.
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Jun 21, 2010
 
I am in no way sucking ass. I have no intentions of ever returning to IHY. I am going to school to become a massage therapist and reflexologist. There isn't any way to utilize my education in the corrections field. I'm not saying that the leadership is perfect in any way. But Mr. M. isn't the only leader and isn't the only one making the decisions. Alot of it comes from charleston and he has no control over it yet when things go wrong he is the only one people want to blame. And as for the team effort being bs. You pretty muched summed up the reason why I feel people need to start working as a team. Yes it is true that most people, anywhere not just at IHY, are out for number 1 and only number 1 but that is exactly why if everyone would stop worrying about only themselves and start working as a team, a good bit of the problems would disappear. I also find it very funny that I have enough guts to use my real name but you don't have the balls to do the same. Must mean you don't have the guts to really stand up for something. And as for the "unit manager" what kind of termoil has she caused. Yeah she probably isn't my favorite person in the world but I have never had any type of job related or personal related termoil that was ever caused by her and have never seen her act in any way that wasn't professional. Just because you don't like someone or wouldn't hang out with them outside of work doesn't mean that you have the right to talk bad about their work ethics.
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Jul 6, 2010
 
This is going to be fun to watch I cant wait to see it. It only took them 4years LOL.
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Jul 6, 2010
 
I hear and read on all the blogs there is a tremendous ammount of preasure being put on Manchin to appoint his self to Byrd's seat. If that happens Earl Ray will be governor and I would bet there will be a tremendous ammount of changes including the agency that has over sight of the Industrial Home, with the change there or not there will be change at the Industrial Home there always is.
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Jul 7, 2010
 
I think there will be some changes but with the money beign so tight with the state i don't see anything major.
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Jul 7, 2010
 
If Manchin goes and Earl Ray becomes gov he will appoint someone new at the Industrial Home, and put his own person in. That would be great it is time for a change.
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Remember this place is a PRISON for young criminals for committing horrible crimes that include murder rape grand theft and so on. Its a PRISON NOT DAYCARE.
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Jul 11, 2010
 
Well, I can tell you this Earl Ray will be governor by december and there will be sweeping change through out the state and im sure the leadership at the Industrial Home will and should be changed.
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i knew someone that worked there and I was there once when I was a teenager, that place is filled with nothing but child molestors. Anyone can get a job there if they havent been previously convicted of a crime. Thats all that happened...guards would have sex with the kids...usually male guards taking advantage of the teenage boys. The kids are not treated fairly...its really a sad situation
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someone who knows wrote:
i knew someone that worked there and I was there once when I was a teenager, that place is filled with nothing but child molestors. Anyone can get a job there if they havent been previously convicted of a crime. Thats all that happened...guards would have sex with the kids...usually male guards taking advantage of the teenage boys. The kids are not treated fairly...its really a sad situation
If that's really what goes on there, why hasn't someone done something to STOP it?!?!
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someone who knows wrote:
i knew someone that worked there and I was there once when I was a teenager, that place is filled with nothing but child molestors. Anyone can get a job there if they havent been previously convicted of a crime. Thats all that happened...guards would have sex with the kids...usually male guards taking advantage of the teenage boys. The kids are not treated fairly...its really a sad situation
I used to work there and that's not what happened... don't try and stir shit. Sure, anyone can get a job, but they don't have sex with those kids. The kids do try and have sex with each other though. The only sad situation is you spreading BS.
I worked there as well

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Jul 16, 2010
 
You dont know squat, shut up someone who knows is right that place is a freakin zoo I spent ten years there working and it is a mess over the last 3 years it went down hill so bad but you see it is not the kids it is the management. They are always sitting around plotting and trying to get this one or that one so they can either move up ther or get to central office. I will not be surprised that someday the federal govt comes in and takes over
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Jul 16, 2010
 
I worked there as well wrote:
You dont know squat, shut up someone who knows is right that place is a freakin zoo I spent ten years there working and it is a mess over the last 3 years it went down hill so bad but you see it is not the kids it is the management. They are always sitting around plotting and trying to get this one or that one so they can either move up ther or get to central office. I will not be surprised that someday the federal govt comes in and takes over
I was talking about the staff having sex with the kids. As far as what you say, I agree 100%. The management is the issue, not the kids.
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Jul 19, 2010
 
light wrote:
If Manchin goes and Earl Ray becomes gov he will appoint someone new at the Industrial Home, and put his own person in. That would be great it is time for a change.
Manchin has served two terms and cannot serve another as governor. He can however run for US senator which he has stated he will do.
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Aug 8, 2010
 
i worked there for almost 4 years, and never saw any of the shit going on the one guy was talking about. Most of the supervisors are shitty to work for, and everyone is out to screw everyone else over, but there were some good normal people that worked there. I do remember one certain CO that worked there that had some kids jump another kid on the Diagnostic unit and was put under investigation, and now he is a Clarksburg cop...WTF

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