Exterior of the Dade Juvenile Residential Facility
Exterior of the Dade Juvenile Residential Facility Roberto Koltun rkoltun@miamiherald.com
Exterior of the Dade Juvenile Residential Facility Roberto Koltun rkoltun@miamiherald.com

A boy receiving mental health treatment was hurting himself. A staffer made it worse.

October 10, 2017 9:00 AM

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  • A honey bun on his head

    This youth says he was beaten up by two fellow detainees at the Miami lockup after exchanging harsh words with an officer. Afterward, the attackers were eating honey buns available only from the staff vending machines. A friend told him: "You know that man put a honey bun on your head." The youth's face is obscured to protect his identity.