Sunday – Domination, fear and violence: the state-funded boot camp that went wrong
Sunday 6 Aug 2017
For two decades, the Government sent troubled teens to a taxpayer-funded boot camp on Great Barrier Island. It was meant to get their lives back on track. Instead, many say it scarred them for life. They describe a culture of fear, domination and violence. Despite 16 years of red flags, child welfare bosses failed to intervene. SUNDAY asks why.