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Carol Marbin Miller

Carol Marbin Miller is a senior investigative reporter at the Miami Herald. Marbin Miller began covering social welfare programs at the St. Petersburg Times in the 1990s. She joined The Miami Herald in 2000 and has reported extensively on Florida's services to children as well as the state's juvenile justice system.

  1. Brenda Woodard (left) gave up Nikolas Cruz for adoption shortly after giving birth. A career criminal, Woodard never again met Cruz, who would grow up to commit a deadly school shooting in Parkland. Now, Cruzâ\u0080\u0099s defense attorneys may use his genetics to try and spare him the death penalty. Woodward image [Florida Department of Corrections via AP] Cruz image [Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS]
  2. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times files Robert Straley, 70, of Clearwater, shares memories of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. Survivors have a Senate Resolution being considered by the legislature this session acknowledging the abuses experienced by children confined in the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys and expressing the Legislature\u2019s regret for such abuses and the commitment to ensure that the children of the State of Florida are protected from the abuses and violations that took place at the facility. the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, or the Dozier School for Boys, had campuses in Marianna and Okeechobee, Florida, and was operated by the State of Florida from 1900 until 2011, when the school closed after allegations of abuse were confirmed in separate investigations by the Department of Law Enforcement in 2010 and the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice in 2011. State and federal investigations revealed that many of the boys who had been sent to the Dozier School for Boys reported credible instances of being physically, psychologically, and sexually abused by staff members at the school. (DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times)
  3. The campus of Carlton Palms Educational Center in Mount Dora. [Carlton Palms]
  4. Nikolas Cruz is escorted into the courtroom for his arraignment at the Broward County Courthouse on March 14, 2018, in in Fort Lauderdale. Cruz is accused of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, killing 17 students and adults. [Pool photo by Amy Beth Bennett via Getty Images]
  5. After the catastrophic collapse of the Sunshine Skyway bridge when it was struck by a vessel, FIGG Bridge designed the replacement
  6. Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on February 19, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Cruz is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Stocker-Pool/Getty Images)
  7. Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Mike Stocker TNS
  8. A video monitor shows school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, center, making an appearance before Judge Kim Theresa Mollica in Broward County Court, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Cruz is accused of opening fire Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing more than a dozen people and injuring several.   (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool) FLLAU502
  9. A Miami Herald investigation found that youths detained in state facilities have complained of staff turning them into hired mercenaries, offering honey buns and other rewards to rough up fellow detainees. The series has sparked a grand jury investigation. [Miami Herald]