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The 'White House Boys' demand state action



They were screwed-up kids, sent to the reform school in Marianna for smoking, fighting, stealing cars or worse. The Florida School for Boys -- that'd straighten them out.

Fifty years later they are, by their own account, screwed-up men -- afraid of the dark, unable to love or be loved, twisted by anger, scarred by the whippings they endured in a cinder block hell called the White House.

Now, Gov. Charlie Crist has ordered the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate 31 graves near the school. (story here)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:37pm]


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