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Sorry for the awkward topic title.. wanted to post a few articles about this.

Twenty-Seven Possible Graves Found at Notorious Florida ‘Reform’ School

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Within one year of its opening in 1900, reports began to surface of horrific abuse taking place at a reform school in the Florida city of Marianna. The Florida State Reform School would, however, remain in operation for another 111 years, finally closing its doors on June 30, 2011.

 

Five years after it had shuttered, forensic anthropologists investigating the site revealed they had unearthed 55 graves and 51 sets of human remains, far more than they would have expected to find based on historical death records. Now, as Ben Montgomery reports for the Tampa Bay Times, an additional 27 graves may have been discovered.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/27-possible-graves-found-notorious-florida-reform-school-180971968/

 

27 Suspected Graves Found at Infamous Florida Reform School

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More than two dozen suspected graves might have been found by on the grounds of a now-shuttered reform school in Florida that was infamous for severe abuse, according to a letter from the state’s governor.

The suspected graves were discovered when a contractor began a cleanup of ground pollution at the site, which is located near the former Dozier School for Boys in the city of Marianna, Fl. The discovery comes at a site where dozens of bodies have been found over the last decade.

In a report to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Geosyntec, the contractor cleaning up the pollution, said a subcontractor deployed a ground penetrating radar to to survey the land, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The DEP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

http://time.com/5569920/dozier-florida-reform-school-graves-discovered/

27 More Graves May Have Been Found at a Notorious Florida Boys School

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More than two dozen additional unmarked graves may have been discovered on the grounds of a defunct boys reform school in the Florida Panhandle that was notorious for beatings, abuse, forced labor and neglect, according to a letter sent by the state’s governor this week.

The discovery at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys came during pollution cleanup at the site last month when a subcontractor found 27 “anomalies” in the ground consistent with possible graves, according to the letter from Gov. Ron DeSantis to the chairman of the board of commissioners in Jackson County, where the school grounds are.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/us/dozier-school-boys-graves.html

 

Florida governor says 27 possible graves have been found near a controversial boys reform school

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(CNN)Nearly eight years after shutting its doors following a bone-chilling 111-year legacy of abuse, Florida's Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys is still unearthing dark secrets.

Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wrote that "anomalies consistent with possible graves," were discovered at a site near the defunct Marianna, Florida, school during a recent ground pollution cleanup.
University of South Florida Anthropology Professor Dr. Erin Kimmerle told CNN that a company conducting "ground penetrating radar" (GPR) tests on the grounds reported discovering 27 anomalies in a wooded area about 500 yards north of the area where her team found the remains of 51 boys in 2013.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/16/us/florida-school-possible-graves/index.html

 

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DingoLingo

I wonder if this will open up the line of compensation claims  to the former students.. etc.. 

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the13bats
59 minutes ago, DingoLingo said:

I wonder if this will open up the line of compensation claims  to the former students.. etc.. 

if it closed in 2011 who do you sue?

sadly, i would suspect this type thing was more common that we would like to admit.

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DingoLingo
26 minutes ago, the13bats said:

if it closed in 2011 who do you sue?

sadly, i would suspect this type thing was more common that we would like to admit.

one of the articles says that one of the gov departments found no evidence of beatings etc.. case was closed.. 

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the13bats
16 minutes ago, DingoLingo said:

one of the articles says that one of the gov departments found no evidence of beatings etc.. case was closed.. 

and you can tell a skeleton wasnt beaten just how?

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kennp
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unbelievable that this kind of thing is happening up and long into the 21st century , devils and demons at the helm...

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DingoLingo
35 minutes ago, the13bats said:

and you can tell a skeleton wasnt beaten just how?

actually with the forensics they can see the signs if someone was beaten etc.. rather interesting what they can tell these days  

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the13bats

 i realize a bone can get fractured but there are soft tissue trama that can cause death that does make it to bone death,  

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