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|THE SEALING OF THE "WHITE HOUSE" PUNISHMENT ROOM OCTOBER 21, 2008
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Dr. Wexler is dead, but his daughter remembers helping her father, who had poor eyesight, when their family lived on campus. Sheila
Wexler says she occasionally treated boys who had cuts or welts on their behinds. "But if they needed a stitch," she says, "it
would only be a few." Would you beat your child until they only need a "Few Stitches?" A casual, horrific statement that shows the
mind set of Marianna.
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Governor Kirk: "If one of your kids were kept in such circumstances you'd be up there with rifles" Kirk said after a half day tour of the
schools at Marianna and Okeechobee. "Somebody should have blown the whistle on Marianna a long time ago"
Michael At 17
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Metal crosses line a
hilltop where some of
the children who died at
the Dozier School for
Boys in Marianna are
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ST PETE TIMES EDITORIAL
Michael O'McCarthy, one of the Original Four WhiteHouseBoys, died April 3, 2010 in Costa Rica
during a back sugery. Michael was one of those rare individuals that shake the world. Without him
and his journalistic ties, this story may have never reached the press.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Don't think of him as gone away--
his journey's just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
MICHAEL O'McCARTHY Poet, Artist, Journalist, Activist & Novelist
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How about atonement for 45 years of
flogging childern after Gov. Hardee
banned this as "Too brutal for even
hardened adult convicts" in 1922 after
Martin Tabert's death by the whip ?
Robert At 13
"Corporal punishment in my estimation is passé,
commented R.A. McFarland, Head of the Sheriff's
Juvenile Aid Bureau. "According to the civil rights laws
you can't beat an adult. Why allow the beating of
children?" From the Miami News March 5, 1958
BOYS WERE TAKEN TO MARIANNA'S
LOCAL FARMS TO HARVEST CROPS
THIS WAS ILLEGAL
"In the history of the American environmental movement, there have
been few more remarkable figures than Marjory Stoneman Douglas."
The White House Boys Survivor's Organization is unifying with the following groups
to eliminate corporal punishment & restraints in public schools and juvenile facilities
nationwide & to move juveniles out of facilities & into alternative programs.
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The Infamous "White House" punishment
room where floggings with leather whips
were administered to boys as young as
eight to ten years old. Some 25-50-100
lashes were the rule of the day. The
marjority of the floggings were carried out
on the younger boys, ages 8-13
Flogging was abolished by Governor
Hardee in 1922 as too brutal a
punishment for hardened convicts. It
would continue on at The Florida School
For Boys until 1968. This is the worst
case of institutional child abuse in the
The Florida School For Boys in Marianna, Florida 111 Years of Child Cruelty aka Dozier School
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THE MARTIN TABERT STORY
His brutal death led to the ban of flogging in
1922,but not for FSB!! This same whip was
used on the children of FSB for the next 45
Roger speaking at the WHBz Ceremony 2008
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Andrew Bowers, a chaplain at the Dozier School from 1959 to 1963, recalls: For most of its history, Dozier freely practiced flogging as a method of
discipline,or as a matter of whim. Mr. Bowers remembers, "they would spank the boys when they did wrong or really whenever they wanted to. Some of
them they treated pretty bad. Sometimes they'd spank the children until they couldn't sit down for days. Many beatings were administered with a
"weighted-leather-flogging strap. "Source: http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/flsupct/78161/78161ini.pdf starting at page 15-18. Testimony from a court document.
Edmund D. Fountain
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"A Dark Past Unburied"
For decades children told tales of
torture and killings at a Florida Boy's
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"You cannot go back to Marianna as a man in your mind, you can only go back as the helpless child you were....rws
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