Berlena Sheffield's grandson, Andre, 14. died of untreated bacterial meningitis — only one victim of poor treatment in Florida’s juvenile justice system. He got sick while at Brevard Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Berlena holds a memorial photo of her grandson and displays other favorite photos and letters from him at her Jacksonville home.
Berlena Sheffield's grandson, Andre, 14. died of untreated bacterial meningitis — only one victim of poor treatment in Florida’s juvenile justice system. He got sick while at Brevard Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Berlena holds a memorial photo of her grandson and displays other favorite photos and letters from him at her Jacksonville home. Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com
Berlena Sheffield's grandson, Andre, 14. died of untreated bacterial meningitis — only one victim of poor treatment in Florida’s juvenile justice system. He got sick while at Brevard Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Berlena holds a memorial photo of her grandson and displays other favorite photos and letters from him at her Jacksonville home. Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com

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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.