For Their Own Good: Florida juvenile justice: 100 years of hell at the Dozier School for Boys
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Ben Montgomery
Times photo by Patty Yablonski
Waveney Ann Moore
Times photo by Edmund D. Fountain
Edmund D. Fountain
About this story

This story is based on more than 8,000 documents obtained under the state's public records laws, including e-mails, internal incident reports, grievances filed by boys at the school, personnel records, surveillance video and DCF investigative summaries. For months, the Times was denied access to the school, its students and its staff. Friday afternoon, as this story was headed to publication, officials with the Department of Juvenile Justice agreed to schedule a visit.

The Times plans continued coverage of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. To talk to a reporter, contact Ben Montgomery at (727) 893-8650 or, or Waveney Ann Moore at (727) 892-2283 or


Story: Ben Montgomery and Waveney Ann Moore

Photos and video: Edmund D. Fountain

Editor: Kelley Benham

Photo editor: Bruce Moyer

Video editors: Edmund D. Fountain and Catriona Stuart

Multimedia design: Desiree Perry

Print design: Paul Alexander

Research: Caryn Baird


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