Oprah was sent to a detention center at the age of fourteen by her mother. Please listen to her story. Listen closely to how powerful the act of just sending your child to a detention center can be – take out the grueling lockdown out of the equation for just a second. The act alone of dropping off your child and enrolling them into one of these places is damaging. Oprah took her negative childhood and turned it into something for the greater good. Thank you, Oprah!