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  • For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
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Times Photographer Edmund D. Fountain accompanies Leon Adams, one man who has been helped by a Pinellas program designed to keep inmates with mental illnesses out of jail. Adams tells his story in his own words. Fountain's report also includes others at Our Brother's Keeper.
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