A Herald investigation found that youths detained in state facilities have complained of staff turning them into paid fighters, offering them pastries and other rewards to beat up fellow detainees.
A Herald investigation found that youths detained in state facilities have complained of staff turning them into paid fighters, offering them pastries and other rewards to beat up fellow detainees. MIAMI HERALD
A Herald investigation found that youths detained in state facilities have complained of staff turning them into paid fighters, offering them pastries and other rewards to beat up fellow detainees. MIAMI HERALD

Squalid, violent juvenile-detention system gets what it pays for

October 27, 2017 08:30 PM

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Carl Hiaasen

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Carl Hiaasen joined the Herald in 1976 and worked as a general assignment reporter, magazine writer and investigative reporter before starting his column in 1985.