|The White House "torture room"|
|Roger Dean Kiser|
|an example of the paddle used on these boys|
Dr. Wexler is dead, but his daughter remembers helping her father, who had poor eyesight, when their family lived on campus. Sheila
Wexler says she occasionally treated boys who had cuts or welts on their behinds. "But if they needed a stitch," she says, "it
would only be a few." Would you beat your child until they only need a "Few Stitches?" A casual, horrific statement that shows the Mindset at Marianna.
|The White House Boys at the sealing of the white house for good by Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice.|
|cemetery at the school|
There is a cemetery at the school,now called the Arthur G. Dozier School that records say only contains boys who died in a fire or flu epidemic. The boys who died in the fire it's reported were shackled to their beds unable to escape in 1909. There are other boys there too such as a boy called Owen (his Middle Name) Smith who was shot in the back of the head by police for running away from the horrors. Another boy died of cancer after being sent home 3 times after beatings paralyzed him. Every time his mom got him walking they make him come back and beat him paralyzed again. His tumor was removed once but ultimately killed him after it spread to his lungs. It is safe to say these beating hastened this poor boys death.
|Troy Tidwell giving deposition|
The plaque in the above photo says: THE WHITE HOUSE PLAQUE
"In memory of the children who passed these doors, we acknowledge
their tribulations and offer our hope that they have found some
measure of peace.
May this building stand as a reminder of the need to remain vigilant
in protecting our children as we help them to seek a brighter future.
Moreover, we offer the reassurance that we are dedicated to serving
and protecting the youth who enter this campus, and helping them
to transform their lives.”
by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
October 21, 2008