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Boys’ remains from troubled Dozier school to be buried in Tallahassee, memorial to be erected on school grounds

Task force to debate legacy of Florida's notorious Dozier School for Boys

  • Boys’ remains from troubled Dozier school to be buried in Tallahassee, memorial to be erected on school grounds 08/19/16 [Last modified: Friday, August 19, 2016 5:23pm] Photo reprints | Article reprints
  • Read the complete Times’ investigation into the Dozier boys school .
  • “But the citizens in our community are not for sensationalizing what happened at the reform school.”
  • The decision was the latest chapter in a saga that started in 2008, when five old men began speaking publicly about how they were beaten and molested in the 1950s and ’60s at the Florida School for Boys, which opened in 1900.
  • The survivors of abuse at the Florida School for Boys, called the White House Boys, were nearly unanimous in opposition to returning the boys to the campus.

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@BlogWood: “Task force to debate legacy of Florida’s notorious Dozier School for Boys”


MARIANNA — The bones came up from the red earth of Jackson County, from a forgotten corner of the campus of Florida’s oldest reform school. Putting them back into the ground, deciding how and where the remains of boys who died in state custody should spend eternity, proved hard.


Boys’ remains from troubled Dozier school to be buried in Tallahassee, memorial to be erected on school grounds

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