'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Investigates Church's Treatment of Children - 2017-10-10
In Scientology, children are viewed as equal to adults, and therefore responsible for their actions in the same way adults are. "A child is a man or a woman who has not attained full growth," L. Ron Hubbard wrote in The Scientology Handbook. "Any law which applies to the behavior of men and women applies to children."
But the stories from two former students sent to a Scientologist-run reform school allege corporal punishment, manual labor, and other poor treatment.
The episode specifically focused on the experience of survivors of the Mace-Kingsley Ranches in California and later New Mexico, where, as Remini's partner Mike Rinder explained, Scientologists would send their children "to get them onto the straight-and-narrow and move them to the first steps of the Bridge."