For many reasons, it should come as no surprise. The Dozier School for Boys, opened in 1900, closed just last year and appears to house the primitively marked or unmarked graves of 50 or more boys. They were apparently interred there over the decades after dying at the school, many of them likely from neglect, maltreatment, or far worse. This story should be followed, and the government of Florida should be held to answer- in every possible way- for the abuses that occurred at this institution.
The abuse of anyone in government custody is intolerable. The abuse of children in government custody is abhorrent. Its existence mocks civilization itself.