Here is a face that will haunt you, it is not unlike our own faces before Marianna and the evil there
warped our minds and bodies with their cruel torture. We should try to find out why a young lad like this
came home so damaged that he only lasted eight months before dying. As noted in Professor
Kimmerle's report after finding the hidden graves, there was a list of healthy boys who were admitted
and died a month later. There were other boys who died shortly after release. You can send this page
out to anyone simply by coping the url and inserting it in an email or tweet. I will put Mr. Sampson's
remarks under his picture. Perhaps someone saw something or knows what happened to him.
My brother Gregory Sampson just before going to Dozer 1965. He
arrived at Dozer on March 16th 1965 and turned 13 on the 17th of
March 1965. He came home at the end of Oct or 1st of Nov of 1965
in a wheel chair, a patch over his right eye, could not speak, walk,
and barely could move arms He never recovered and died June
6th 0f 1966. I do not know what he endured at Dozer and I may
never know. So rest in peace my dear brother, I still love you and
miss you everyday....Jeffrey Sampson
Note: He was assigned to Washington Cottage and was also sent
to a Pensacola Hospital.
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This boy could have been my
brother or your brother. We were
not the worst of the worst, just
caught in the jaws of the penal
system. More boys meant more
labor and more money for the farm.
We know now that there were a
few thousand orphans, many kids
that ran from abusive homes, boys
picked up for truancy and
incorrigible. Some parents should
have never been allowed to raise
a child. Info on that under the
"Worst Of The Worst" link
below....Thanks Jeffery for
allowing me to post this.
GREGORY SAMPSON 13 YRS OLD
In 1963 there was a cottage next to me with boys age seven to ten or twelve. There were also
two other cottages. I knew there had to be a way to prove that orphans, run-away, abandoned
kids and children charged with minor crimes like truancy and incorrigible had been sent to
Marianna. I discovered the proof in the Florida Memory Collection in a file I had over-looked,
even after four years of searching. It shows group pictures of boys twelve and under, many
who barely look to be four to five years old. I counted 170 boys who looked twelve or under in
these 49 pictures. What were they even doing there? Dozier/FSB had no rights to arrange
adoptions, that would be handled by The Department of Children and Family Services. This is
something that needs looking into as well. Where are the admission records and release
records for boys as young as these? If they too have just "disappeared over time" as we keep
hearing, then there needs to be an investigation into what happened to these pre-teens by a
government entity. For all we know there could have been some child trafficking. If anyone has
any information on this please contact Robert or Jerry.
R.Straley at 13
These boys appear to be perhaps four to six at the most. Why were they sent to a reform school that
was supposed to be the worst of the worst, the last stop for delinquents before Apalachicola
Correctional Institution or Raiford State Prison?
One of the Lost Boys of Marianna
THE "WORST OF THE WORST"
Why So Many Dead at Dozier School ?
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