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Dozier School for Boys - White House Boys seek answers and apology
TALLAHASSEE -- The men known as the White House Boys are looking for answers and an apology.
Decades after the alleged abuse at the Dozier School for Boys, the survivors are a little bit closer to getting both.
Anthony Dilorenzo explains.
Richard Huntey: It was a concentration camp to me
Richard Huntley says he went to hell and back at the age of 11.
You got beat for walking in the grass, for talking in line, for wetting the bed, you got beat.
The Orlando man is now 67 years old.
He'll never forget his days at the state-run Dozier School for Boys.
According to reports, the reform school in Marianna allowed beatings, rapes and abuse for years.
Over 400 boys, now men, say the sometimes-deadly punishment happened in the "White House."
The way he showered down on the little boys, with a big old strap he would break their bones and slit them open.
Richard's physical wounds have healed.
And bi-annual gatherings of the so-called "White House Boys", like today's in Kissimmee is cathartic.
The talk among survivors exposing the truth.
Were trying to get the bodies exhumed in Marianna
An archaeologist from USF found evidence of 100 graves on the property.
Robert Straley helped bring the abuse allegations to light in 2007.
While a state and federal probe failed to prove anything criminal...
There's hope among survivors they'll find hard evidence.
The truth is out and they might as well accept it