Ariz. To Appoint Boot Camp Task Force
The Associated Press, July 21, 2001
PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Jane Hull wants the state to look into boosting oversight of private boot camps in the wake of the death of a 14-year-old boy at one of the facilities.

Hull said her staff is researching how other states keep tabs on such programs and that she will appoint a task force to suggest possible steps the state should take.

``Camps of this type operate outside government oversight; they occupy a 'black hole' in our state's regulatory scheme - and that's wrong,'' Hull said Thursday.

``I will not have the state of Arizona be a haven for unscrupulous or abusive people who prey on desperate parents and their children,'' she added.

Anthony Haynes, 14, had been attending a private boot camp outside Phoenix before he died July 1. A court document said he was forced to stand in sweltering heat as punishment and drowned at a motel where he vomited mud.

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