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Journal of No. 118


November 15th, 2012

Recipe for disaster @ 02:22 pm


"In Florida, the vast majority of children's homes are regulated and inspected by the state Department of Children and Families. But under Florida law, a home can shield itself from that oversight by claiming a religious exemption."

[The Department of Children and Families] "found evidence to support allegations in more than a third of those cases — 63 incidents at 17 homes with a list of offenses that include physical injury, medical neglect, environmental hazards, threatened harm, bizarre punishment, inadequate supervision, mental injury, asphyxiation and sexual abuse.

Among the cases DCF "verified:" a 16-year-old girl in Orlando pressured to perform oral sex on a counselor she considered a father figure; a 15-year-old boy in Punta Gorda forced to lie facedown in the dirt for three hours as a 220-pound counselor lay on top of him; and a 16-year-old boy in Port St. Lucie, shackled for 12 days and berated by staff with racial slurs."

Yucky 3 part series from the Tampa Bay Times.
 
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From:britgeekgrrl
Date:November 15th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
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*reads*

OMG. That's horrific.

Journal of No. 118