Questions About Boy’s Death in Custody Plague FL’s Juvenile Justice System

On January 6th, a 14 year old boy died in a Panama City boot camp to which he was reportedly committed by Florida’s juvenile justice system.

According to reports of a second autopsy performed after the boy’s body was exhumed, the cause of the boy’s death may not be natural causes as initially determined.

A recently released videotape reportedly depicts several camp guards beating the boy to the ground, while a woman reported to be a school nurse stands by without apparent reaction.

That particular boot camp is now closed.

This week is Juvenile Justice Week.

Sources: Reuters, CNN, Wilmington Journal