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ICYMI: Where Was the Governor, Dark Secrets of Florida Juvenile Justice

From Johanna Cervone, Florida Democratic Party spokesperson: “Yesterday, we learned that Governor Scott and his appointments were complicit in the inhumane treatment and barbaric deaths of young people in the State’s care. Despite hundreds of complaints, supporting evidence and years of media reports, Governor Scott and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice refused to make the changes necessary to put an end to what seems to be widespread, institutionally sanctioned violence towards children in the State’s care,” said Johanna Cervone of the Florida Democratic Party. “Too many of Florida’s juvenile offenders are housed in for-profit detention centers that heavily fund Rick Scott’s campaigns, and while we are sickened, we are not surprised that once again Rick Scott is putting his own self-serving interests above all others – and people are suffering.”
Miami Herald:  Dark secrets of Florida juvenile justice: ‘honey-bun hits,’ illicit sex, cover-ups
By Carol Marbin Miller And Audra D.S. Burch
October 10, 2017
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See also:  Miami New Times:  After Herald Catches Prison Guards Running Child “Fight Clubs,” State Attacks Reporters

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