MARIANNA FL — "Florida School for Boys", now called the
They remember walking into the dark little building on the campus of the Florida School for Boys, in bare feet and white pajamas, afraid they'd never walk out. Boys were dragged to the White House for punishment in ones and twos and threes, and sometimes there was a line outside, and sometimes a white dog kept watch.
Over the last four months I, private investigator Bill Warner, have interviewed a dozen of so former "inmates' at the Florida school for boys and I have posted 9 articles since December 10th, 2008 concerning the deplorable conditions, torture and rape endured by boys as young as 8 years old.
In a building just across from the White House was a place the boys referred to as the rape room. Robert Straley, 62, of Clearwater FL, was 13 and about 105 pounds when he was sent there. He remembered being waked one night and accused of smoking. “I was on the entertainment list for the night. That’s what it was,” Straley said.
Dick Colon remembers trying not to scream. He was told by guards that if he made a peep, the beating would last longer. Guards would force him to lie on a bed.“The pillow he asked you to bury your face in was all blood and snot and guts,” Colon said.