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The Dozier School for Boys : forensics, survivors, and a painful past / Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD.

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Homer Public Library YA 365.975 MUR 000153849 Teen Corner -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781541519787
  • ISBN: 1541519787
  • Physical Description: 120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 110) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Reforming wayward youth -- Sunup to sundown -- The white house -- "We were just kids" -- Making themselves heard -- Closed without closure -- Digging for the truth -- "The bones still cry out".
Summary, etc.:
Some true crimes reveal themselves in bits and pieces over time. One such case is the Florida School for Boys, a.k.a. the Dozier School, a place where--rather than reforming the children in their care--school officials tortured, raped, and killed them. Opened in 1900, the school closed in 2011 after a Department of Justice investigation substantiated allegations of routine beatings and killings made by about 100 survivors. Follow this story of institutional abuse, the brave survivors who spoke their truth, and the scientists and others who brought it to light.
Subject: Florida School for Boys > Juvenile literature.
Florida School for Boys.
Reformatories > Florida > History > Juvenile literature.
Cruelty > History > Juvenile literature.
Forensic sciences > Juvenile literature.
Abused children.
Juvenile corrections.
Reformatories.
Florida > Marianna.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.
True crime stories.