Paris Hilton, meets with a supporter after speaking at a Stop Institutional Child Abuse event on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Washington. Hilton is in Washington advocating efforts to improve protections of youth in residential programs and facilities.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press

Standing in front of the U.S. Capitol, Paris Hilton described the “torture” she endured at the Provo Canyon School, before she urged leaders in Washington to act on the billion-dollar troubled teen industry that has a foothold in Utah.

The celebrity entrepreneur was in Washington D.C. this week meeting with members of Congress to promote troubled teen treatment reform at the national level, and on Wednesday told leaders in the Senate and House as well as President Joe Biden, that “the next generation of America is counting on you. We will not give up.”

Met w Paris Hilton to discuss how we can stop abuse of children in residential care facilities pic.twitter.com/OBlhTQWwQa

— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) May 10, 2022

Hilton has championed industry reform, speaking at the Utah Capitol during the 2021 legislative session in support of SB127.

The bill, which was later passed unanimously, prevented treatment centers from using “cruel, severe, unusual, or unnecessary practice on a child” including strip searches or a body cavity search — routine exams for Hilton at the Provo Canyon School, she said.

Her now well documented time at the Utah County treatment center led to years of trauma and PTSD, Hilton said. …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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