NM officials probe abuse reports at youth ranch

October 5, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials are investigating reports that teenage boys living at a ranch for troubled youth in Sierra County were physically abused, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Investigators are looking into reports that boys were beaten by a former staff member and forced to wear leg shackles and handcuffs for minor infractions of ranch rules, the Albuquerque Journal reported ( ).

The $80-per-day program is run from the 30,000-acre Tierra Blanca Ranch north of Las Cruces near Hillsboro and caters to parents who can’t deal with their Login to read more

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