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Cabinet gives USF permission to dig at Dozier site

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It's official: Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet have given USF researchers permission to dig up graves at the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.

USF has been fighting for months to get permission to exhume the bodies.

The reform school operated for more than a century before it closed in 2011.

Records show the graves of 31 boys who died at the school, but USF researchers discovered about 50 more possible graves in that same area.

Many of Dozier's former students support USF's research.  They say it will bring them closure and help them move forward.

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