Glen Mills Lawsuit Indicts Many

The Inquirer Editorial Board, The Inquirer •

A lawsuit filed against state departments, officials, and others on behalf of Glen Mills students suggests that the institution was not just a dangerous place for troubled young people to turn their lives around, it wasn’t even a school.

The suit, filed Thursday by Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center, and Dechert LLP, seeks financial damages on behalf of hundreds of young people who were sent to Glen Mills by the courts only to be physically abused and beaten. Notably, it also charges that students at Glen Mills were deprived of an education.