Wyoming Ranch Accused Of Abusing Children, Unsanitary Conditions

  • A Wyoming ranch accused of abusing children and forcing them to perform manual labor lost its license earlier this year after state officials documented a litany of safety and sanitary violations. But the ranch found a way to stay open and will no longer need a license to care for children, a development that has alarmed youth rights advocates.
  • The Wyoming Department of Family Services in June revoked the group home license from Triangle Cross Ranch, a facility that claims it can help transform teenage boys from misbehaving rebels into “thoughtful, respectful, and responsible young men” for a $5,800 monthly fee.
  • The facility, which typically has five or fewer boys enrolled at a time, will now operate without a license because the owner said last month, he was appointed guardian of the youth living there, a department spokesman said.
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