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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Bodies to be exhumed from Dozier School for Boys,

A school opened for misbehaving boys was really a nightmare ignored by many. The boys were allegedly forced into hard labor, while others were beaten, raped or killed.

The Dozier School was legend among adolescents for about 100 years in Florida, as the state's major reform school, until it was closed in 2011 by the Department of Juvenile Justice after a years-long controversy over widespread physical and sexual abuse.

The Story:

Researchers have been given the go-ahead to exhume dozens of bodies of boys believed to have been abused and killed at the closed-down Arthur G Dozier School for Boys, in Marianna, north west Florida. Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 50 boys, which experts say probably occurred between 1914 and 1952. Former students have spoken of 'horror stories' that happened at the school.



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