Keyon Felder’s right shoe bears witness to his near-deadly encounter with lightning on the roof of a building at Okeechobee Youth Development Center.
Keyon Felder’s right shoe bears witness to his near-deadly encounter with lightning on the roof of a building at Okeechobee Youth Development Center. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Keyon Felder’s right shoe bears witness to his near-deadly encounter with lightning on the roof of a building at Okeechobee Youth Development Center. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Lightning blasted his shoes off — and illuminated a pattern of abuse by staff

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.