US Department of Justice Issues Dozier Findings
By J. Michael Brown WMBB NEWS13 ABC
A report issued by the United States Department of Justice says the State of Florida doesn't do enough to protect
juveniles in its correctional facilities.
The report, released December 1, resulted from the federal government's investigation into allegations of abuse at
the Dozier School for Boys and Jackson Juvenile Offender Center in Marianna.
The facility closed in June 2011 due to state budget cuts. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division
investigated allegations that dated back as far as the 1950s.
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice disputes the findings of a systemic problem and says the abuse
allegations were isolated to the Marianna facility.
Click here to view the complete report.