While my counterpart (Jana Oliver) is working on another project, I'm conducting background research into my next mission report: KNIFE EDGE. This mission involves Miri Parkin (Alex's sister from CAT'S PAW) and Neil MacFayden (the former Navy SEAL) as they infiltrate one of the "troubled" youth camps.
There are legitimate teen camps and they're designed to offer structure and teach discipline to help mold kids into shape. Unfortunately, not all camps are legit, and in some cases these prisons are a literal hell.
During the time her brother was in prison, their aunt and uncle sent Miri to one of these camps, trying to curb her "defiant" behavior. Miri was sixteen at the time, and she had no one else to turn to for help. She has told me some of what she endured there, and some of that will be revealed in the mission report. I now know why she wanted to bring these abuses to light.
During my research I found this article from Cracked about a fourteen-year-old girl sent to one of these camps, and what it was like for her. Since in some states there is little regulation of these places, deaths and injuries do occur. Some camps do "gay conversion therapy", a professionally-discredited technique that is supposed to alter the kid's essential nature. Of then results in nothing more than torture. These are the kinds of horror that Miri has vowed to stop, which is why she presented a proposal to Veritas for this mission.
KNIFE EDGE will detail the dangers she and Neil faced while trying to expose the truth. I'm thinking my part in this part of the mission will be completed sometime in May or June 2017. I'll post updates as time permits.