Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys

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Casket Exhumed in School Probe Holds ... No Body

Thomas Curry's remains are not in the casket that was buried

(Newser) - Anthropologists who have been working to locate and identify the remains of the boys who died at a notorious Florida reform school traveled to Philadelphia this week, hoping to get answers in the death of yet another student. But when they exhumed Thomas Curry's casket Tuesday, they found that... More »

55 Bodies Exhumed From Notorious Reform School

And final number could be higher, say researchers

(Newser) - The remains of 55 bodies have been retrieved from unmarked graves at a notorious Florida reform school —almost twice the number that a 2009 inquiry determined were buried there, and five more than researchers were expecting, the Wall Street Journal reports. The now-shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys,... More »

Could DNA Finally Explain 98 Reform School Deaths?

Dozens of children died at Florida school between 1914 and 1973

(Newser) - Between 1914 and 1973, a Florida reform school—once the nation's largest—saw 98 deaths, of which 96 were children between ages 6 and 18, researchers have confirmed. But the deaths remain cloaked in mystery, and many of the bodies have never been recovered. Now, researchers at the University... More »

19 More Graves Found at Notorious Florida School

All of them were in area segregated for blacks

(Newser) - Researchers have discovered 19 more grave shafts at an infamous Florida reform school where boys—most of them black—suffered and sometimes died under brutal conditions, NBC News reports. That brings the total to at least 50 at The Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, and all of... More »

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