The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past

October 31, 2020
The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past

Some true crimes reveal themselves in bits and pieces over time.One such case is the Florida School for Boys, a.k.a. the DozierSchool, a place where―rather than reforming the children in theircare―school officials tortured, raped, and killed them. Opened in1900, the school closed in 2011 after a Department of Justiceinvestigation substantiated allegations of routine beatings andkillings made by about 100 survivors. Thus far, forensicanthropologist Dr. Erin Kimmerle and her team from the Universityof South Florida have uncovered fifty-five sets of human remains.Follow this story of institutional abuse, the brave survivors whospoke their truth, and the scientists and others who brought it tolight.