Ex-Students File Suit Against Glen Mills School, Claim Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Alex Rose, delcotimes.com •

Attorneys from the Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center and Dechert LLP have filed a second class action lawsuit in federal court against the Glen Mills Schools for allegedly perpetuating a culture of “malicious and sadistic abuse” against students.

“Once considered one of the crown jewels of Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system, with its myriad state athletic awards and renowned system for maintaining and instilling ‘discipline,’ we now know Glen Mills was made of nothing more than glass,” said Marsha Levick, Chief Legal Officer of Juvenile Law Center in a release. “The educational offerings were a sham, and youth walked the grounds intimidated and fearful for their physical safety. That the school now sits empty is a fitting but long overdue end to an institution that valued violence and cruelty over treatment and rehabilitation.”

About the Expert

Marsha Levick co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975. Throughout her legal career, Levick has been an advocate for children’s and women's rights and is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law.