The Wheels Of Justice Don’t Grind Fine Enough

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The first remains have been identified from that notorious reform school in Florida where dozens of bodies have been unearthed. They belong to a 14-year-old boy whose mother was told in 1940 that he died after trying to escape:

Owen was hastily buried in a two-foot grave, lying on his side with his hands over his head, they said. He was unclothed other than a shroud. His family says he will soon be reburied next to his mother and father in the central Florida city of Auburndale.

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