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Juvenile Justice Guards Offered Bribes for Beatings, Witnesses Testify at ‘Honey-Bun’ Trial

Two witnesses to the attack that killed 17-year-old Elord Revolte at the Miami-Dade juvenile lockup in August 2015 testified that guards ordered beatdowns of kids in detention in exchange for snacks at the state-run detention facility. Diego…
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After 15 Years, Grand Jury Finds Same Culture of Deadly Cruelty at Miami Juvenile Facilities - The Miami Herald

Omar Paisley, 17, died in juvenile detention from a burst appendix. Elord Revolte, also 17, died in juvenile detention, too — from internal bleeding. What really killed them, however, was the entrenched neglect and cruelty of Florida’s juvenile…
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As Staffer Laughed, Boy was Sexually Assaulted at Florida Juvenile Program, Deputies Say - The Miami Herald

The Walton Academy for Growth and Change is supposed to provide a “secure residential treatment program for males, ages 13 to 18,” according to law enforcement in the Florida Panhandle town. But the DeFuniak Springs facility, which is…
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That ‘Surprise’ Visit to Broward Juvenile Lockup? Lawmakers Think Staff Was Tipped Off - The Miami Herald

In response to The Miami Herald's investigation into the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice's (DJJ) widespread system of abuse, state legislators sough to make a surprise visit to the Broward Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Read m…
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Fight Club: A Miami Herald Investigation into Florida Juvenile Justice System - The Miami Herald

A two-year investigation by The Miami Herald has uncovered widespread system abuse in Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Read more.