New Orleans Photojournalist and Editorial Photographer Edmund D. Fountain - For Their Own Good
Left: "There probably were some abuses," says Lenox Williams, who was superintendent of the Florida School for Boys from 1966 until 1986. “Although I never witnessed or participated in the strappings that were used as a form of punishment in the 1960s and 1970s at Dozier, I did witness the aftermath of this form of discipline. On many occasions, a child would come to my class and would be unable to sit down after being beaten with a leather strap in the woodshed we called 'the White House.’
Right: James E. Griffin, 63, says that he was personally beaten by Lenox Williams while confined to the Florida School For Boys. To this day he sleeps with the lights on.