On March 19, 2014, Bradenton police had to respond in force to the 52-bed Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center after a disturbance involving several youths became so volatile that staff had to retreat.
On March 19, 2014, Bradenton police had to respond in force to the 52-bed Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center after a disturbance involving several youths became so volatile that staff had to retreat. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
On March 19, 2014, Bradenton police had to respond in force to the 52-bed Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center after a disturbance involving several youths became so volatile that staff had to retreat. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

It started as a shower spat. It became a bandana-wearing, chair-flinging riot.

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    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.