A Lawsuit Alleging Rape at a Treatment Facility for At-Risk Kids Highlights a Broken System

The facility is a home of last resort for teens from nearly two dozen states

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Mahoghany Chambers thought Clarinda Academy would be a fresh start.

The residential treatment facility, a cluster of brick buildings planted between corn fields, is a home of last resort for at-risk teens from Iowa and nearly two dozen other states, NBC News reported.

Chambers, 20, was sexually assaulted twice as a young girl. Her anger grew as the years wore on. She started getting into trouble with the police, sometimes because she fought with her mother.

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