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Final Report Issued On Deaths At Florida Reform School

Anthropologists from the University of South Florida exhume gravesites at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Ex-inmates from the 1950s and 1960s detailed horrific beatings at the notorious former reform school. (Edmund D. Fountain/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Anthropologists from the University of South Florida exhume gravesites at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Ex-inmates from the 1950s and 1960s detailed horrific beatings at the notorious former reform school. (Edmund D. Fountain/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

The University of South Florida this week released its final report on a terrible chapter in Florida’s not-so-distant past. The report is about the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. It was a state-run reform school predominantly for African-American boys.

The school closed in 2011 after men who had attended as boys came forward to say they were beaten, raped and that some there were killed. Scores of unmarked graves have been discovered at the school.

There have never been any criminal charges filed. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Sascha Cordner of WFSU in Tallahassee about this week’s news.

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