FL Lawmakers Call for Apology for Dozier School for Boys

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Two lawmakers believe the state should apologize for the alleged abuse that happened in the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna

The state closed the campus in 2011, after allegations of abuse during the first 50 years of operation. The Florida NAACP and a group of the former inmates, known as the White House Boys, have called on state officials to investigate and release more information about what happened at the school. 

Researchers even exhumed some of the bodies buried on the site in an attempt to learn more. 

Now two Florida Democrats, St. Petersburg Sen. Darryl Rouson and Jacksonville Rep. Tracie Davis have filed a bill calling on the state to strongly condemn and apologize for the horrors and abuses.  

The lawmakers say this bill is a way to ensure tragedies like this never again happen in Florida. 


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