This is a  staff list for Redemption Boys Ranch (fka Reclamation Ranch) in Empire, AL

(Program moved to Dearborn, MI)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Redemption Boys Ranch/Reclamation Ranch.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Redemption Boys Ranch/Reclamation Ranch, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Redemption Boys Ranch/Reclamation Ranch, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

Please don’t place your loved one in Redemption Boys Ranch/Reclamation Ranch and rescue them if they are there now.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Jack Patterson Owner/Director Founder of program.  It was raided in 2008 by law enforcement for the torture of children at the facility.  Mr. Patterson denied any wrong-doing.  Video is linked below.  Patterson has now moved to Michigan and is operating Reclamation Ranch in that state.
Karen Patterson staff/wife of Jack  
Trudy Allred Rachel Academy Program  
Nicole Stewart Rachel Academy Program  
Lee Eby staff  
Andy Watson staff  
Jay Scruggs Staff  
George Mitchell Staff  
Shannon Mitchell Staff  

Troubled teens ranch raided after abuse allegations--November 24th, 2008--Authorities in Blount County raided "The Reclamation Ranch” on Saturday, taking eleven teens into state custody after allegations of abuse and torture. Investigators would not talk on camera but told FOX6 News the situation is very serious.

The main allegation where Blount county authorities were alerted involved a 17-year-old at the ranch who claimed he was severely beaten and tortured. Investigators said they had enough probable cause to execute a search warrant.

The director of the ranch  Dr. Jack Patterson said the way he and his kids were treated was unnecessary and he says he has done nothing wrong. Seventeen boys were taken into state custody; several girls were questioned then released.

Dr. Patterson said the sting operation was over the top. (Webmaster Note:  HEAL says, the "sting operation" was just right or perhaps didn't go far enough.  Close it down!)  (Unable to locate story at time of archiving.  Source: www.myfoxal.com  Date: November 24, 2008)

External Link: http://akopsa.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/history-of-violence-christian-boarding-schools-and-the-trial-of-jack-patterson/
External Link: http://restlesswanderings.com/2010/02/where-independent-baptists-send-their-rebellious-teens/
External Link: http://restlesswanderings.com/2010/02/i-am-pleading-guilty-for-the-lord/
External Link: http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/34007
Troubled teens ranch raided after abuse allegations--November 24th, 2008--Authorities in Blount County raided "The Reclamation Ranch” on Saturday, taking eleven teens into state custody after allegations of abuse and torture. Investigators would not talk on camera but told FOX6 News the situation is very serious. The main allegation where Blount county authorities were alerted involved a 17-year-old at the ranch who claimed he was severely beaten and tortured. Investigators said they had enough probable cause to execute a search warrant. The director of the ranch  Dr. Jack Patterson said the way he and his kids were treated was unnecessary and he says he has done nothing wrong. Seventeen boys were taken into state custody; several girls were questioned then released. Dr. Patterson said the sting operation was over the top. (Webmaster Note:  HEAL says, the "sting operation" was just right or perhaps didn't go far enough.  Close it down!)  (Unable to locate story at time of archiving.  Source: www.myfoxal.com  Date: November 24, 2008)

 

 

  

 

 

 

 Last Updated: May 13th, 2015

 

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