Monday, February 11, 2013


In 2008, a group of men who attended the school in the 1950s and ‘60s began to tell harrowing stories to The Miami Herald and The St. Petersburg Times. They called themselves “The White House Boys,” a nod to the small cinder-block building where they say they were viciously flogged for the slightest infraction. The men who say they were abused now number about 300.

At Former Florida Boys’ Home, Looking for Reasons — and Bodies — in the Ground