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Scientology and it's Dangerous Front Groups
10 December 2008, 11:37 am

Recent Scientology Related Deaths

There have been two known recent deaths of Scientology front group program participants. One was a Narconon 'student' the other was a Criminon 'student'. Both were on the Hubbard's drug rehabilitation steps when they died. Both were loved and lost their lives at the hands of scientology practices. Both were situations of preventable negligence. Both are being investigated.


July 11 marked the one month anniversary of the negligent and avoidable death of a well loved guy named Patrick "Rico" Desmond who died while under the supervision of Narconon of Georgia while on their rehab program. A candle light vigil service was held and video taped in front of the Church of Scientology of Georgia to recognize this terrible loss:

We are awaiting the autopsy but you can read what is known about this situation here and you can find out more about Patrick at his memorial site here


CODY BATES hanged himself at the San Francisco SBDC New Life Center Criminon facility on August 27, 2008. He'd been admitted to the facility on August 24th and began detox the next day. During the first day of detox, he had been administered medication with known side effects that included suicidal ideation to help facilitate the detox. Cody's mother thought he was under medical care and asked SBDC New LIfe Staff to provide 24 hr suicide watch of Cody because of statements he made to staff indicating he might commit suicide. The staff promised to keep a watchful eye but did not follow through and Cody was found on the 27th to have committed suicide. Apparently there was no medical personnel at the facility either.

Here is legal complaint filed by the victim's mother. I hope she sues the hell out of them:

Cody's mother is suing for negligence and wrongful death among othere things, and rightfully so. Her lawyer has been informed of the fact that the facility is not licensed by CA ADP despite the Association for Better Living

and Education (ABLE) press release about this place ( one of 5 or so 'facilities' operated in Single Room Occupancy Hotels in the City of San Francisco.)

Over at the Suppressive Person Defense League I found a story about this scam from scientology's front group coordinator called ABLE:

"The center has also been granted their license as a drug and alcohol recovery center by the California State Department of Drug and Alcohol. It now operates at an average of 50 students on the program at a time, and the center is still expanding — now having control of over 200 beds throughout 4 hotels in the area."

Here is their current website:

Director and scientologist Richard Prescott owns http://SOMANEWLIFECENTER.Org

This is CLEARLY a Scientology program, incorporating the NarCONon drug rehab with the Criminon ' LIfe Skills.

Not surprisingly, neither San Francisco New Life Center, SOCIAL BETTERMENT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY or SBDC New Life are licensed by the California Alcohol and Drug Program, despite promoting that they are via the Facility locator at the federal governemnt site SAMHSA

Global Locator - ABLE International

San Francisco New Life Center...E-mail: Criminon

Global Locator - Criminon Groups Around the World

...San Francisco New Life

Richard Prescott is the main culprit in running this large scale detox program without a license. He also reported falsely to the federal facility locator site that it was licensed by ADP. He's currently being sued along with SBDC and related parties. May Cody Bates rest in peace.


Social Betterment Development Company ( legal name). Clear Mind Services, SOMA New Life, SBDC New Life Center, and New Life Center of San Francisco

Social Betterment Development Company

Contracts to SOCIAL BETTERMENT DEVELOPMENT Veterans Administration

(FY 2000-2007) ( contains all identifiers)


Best Vendor Name Type Vendor Name

Vendor Enabled f

Vendor Location Disable Flag f

Vendor Address Line 1 290 7TH ST

Vendor Address City SAN FRANCISCO

Vendor Address State CA: California

Vendor Zip Code 941034003


SBDC New Life Center registered with SAMHSA:

Facility No. Name Address Phone Distance Maps

1 SBDC New Life Center

1080 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 255-7434 0.00 miles Map It!

Primary Focus: Substance abuse treatment services

Services Provided: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Type of Care: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Forms of Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Intakes: (877) 300-7044x1 (415) 255-7434x1


Clear Mind Services



San Francisco New Life Center

( ABLE shows email site which is not up but is registered:

San Francisco New Life Center

1082 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

Phone: (415) 255 - 7434

Fax: 415) 255 - 7415


You can see where the email address name is linked here

Google Search Results 1 - 10 of about 1,040 for "San Francisco New Life Center".


290 7th St seems to be an administrative address for Richard Prescott, who runs all this. That address is used only as that, not a location for services on all legal papers personally and related to New Life legal entities. It is a single family home.

There are over 5 locations where services are promoted or have phone numbers:

1080 Folsom St San Francisco, CA 94103

Clear Mind Services

1082 Folsom St San Francisco, CA 94103

Clear Mind Services, John Spaw, Dir New Life, Richard Prescott, M & S Management, SOMA Cafe

Clear Mind Services

180 Lexington st San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 255-7434

221 7th St San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 558-1513

New Life Center 221 7th St San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 558-1513

New Life Center 221 7th Ave Apt 4 San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 558-1513

formerly Gina's Hotel 221 7th St San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 558-1513

34 Sixth St, Apt 501 San Francisco, CA 94103-1662

Whitepages Result matching "(415) 558-1513"

Seneca Hotel:

New Life Center work

34 Sixth St, Apt 501

San Francisco, CA 94103-1662

(415) 558-1513 Type: Land Line

Provider: Pacific Bell

Location: San Francisco, CA

Whitepages Matching Results for (415) 255-7434 ~FormerlyFooled~ FormerlyFooled~~~~

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