The White House Boys were abused juvenile inmates at the now-closed North Florida Youth Development Center, that was run by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. The ‘school’ closed last year, after running for 111 years, and the surviving White House Boys are now calling for a stop to child abuse.
On the campus was a building called The White House because of its color, where boys were placed in leg irons, beaten, raped, abused and tortured. Guards administered beatings with a three-foot leather and metal strap, and the beatings were often so severe that the boys’ underwear would become embedded into the skin and surgery was required to remove it. Roger Dean Kiser book expose the horrible atrocities that took place at Dozier Reform School.
Please join Author and former Dozier Reform School student Roger Dean Kiser, Adjunct Instructor Clare J. Washington and her students in the Black Studies Department at Portland State Univerity.
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