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Men relive reform school horrors as Florida prepares apology


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Several men painfully recalled being beaten and sexually abused at a north Florida reform school as the state began the steps to formally apologize for the horrors they endured more than 50 years ago.

Bryant Middleton recalled being beaten six times for infractions that included eating blackberries off a fence and mispronouncing a teacher's name after being sent to the school between 1959 and 1961.

"I've seen a lot in my lifetime. A lot of brutality, a lot of horror, a lot of death," Middleton, who served more than 20 years in the Army, including combat in Vietnam...

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