The Dozier School for Boys: forensics, survivors, and a painful past
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Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, 2019.
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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. Thus far, forensic anthropologist Dr. Erin Kimmerle and her team from the University of South Florida have uncovered fifty-five sets of human remains. Follow this story of institutional abuse, the brave survivors who spoke their truth, and the scientists and others who brought it to light.

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120 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm.
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9781541519787, 1541519787

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Includes bibliographical references (page 110) and index.
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"From the outside, the Dozier School for Boys in Florida looked utterly charming. Carefully manicured lawns and attractive plantings adorned walkways and drives. But the reality of life at Dozier was ugly. In 2008, almost one hundred years after the reform school's founding, Robert Straley and Roger Dean Kiser discovered they shared similar abusive experiences while students at the Dozier School for Boys. They recalled vicious punishments at a campus building called the white house, where staff used a leather strap to beat inmates. Straley was also raped at Dozier. In their shared grief and trauma, the two men reached out to filmmaker and civil rights activist Michael O'McCarthy. He too had experienced abuse at Dozier. He contacted Miami Herald journalist Carol Marbin Miller to tell their story. As the details went public, investigations into Dozier began. The State of Florida finally closed the school in 2011 and officially apologized to survivors in 2017. A forensic investigation took place on the campus, including digging up its cemetery, since it was alleged that some boys had investigative or scientific work could prove any of the allegations. No perpetrators could be brought to justice. In the end, survivors and their families must live with the knowledge that justice may never be served."--Dust jacket.
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Murray, E. A. 1. (2019). The Dozier School for Boys: forensics, survivors, and a painful past. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books.

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Murray, Elizabeth A. 1958-. 2019. The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books.

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Murray, Elizabeth A. 1958-, The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2019.

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Murray, Elizabeth A. 1958-. The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2019. Print.

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