Lawsuit against Wyoming teen centers alleges abuse

Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 11:56 PM CST
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CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by 25 former residents of two Wyoming teen centers accuses the facilities of human trafficking and abuse. The Cody Enterprise reported Monday the complaint alleges Trinity Teen Solutions and Triangle Cross Boys Ranch of Clark profited from unpaid labor and the abusive conditions of their residents.

The plaintiffs accuse the centers of forcing silence for weeks at a time, restricting bathroom access, general sleep and food deprivation and unheated living quarters. Jerry Schneider, the head of Triangle Cross, called the charges “absolutely ridiculous” when reached by phone. Angela Woodward, the head of Trinity and the daughter of Schneider, denied all allegations.

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