Thompson Academy, Controversial Private Boys' Lockup, to Shut Down in January
Looks like the scrutiny and tales of abuse were too much for Youth Services International's Thompson Academy, a private boys' jail under contract with Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice. After a New Times cover story, the departure of an embattled administrator, and an unprecedented review by a judicial panel, the DJJ announced this week that the facility will be closing on January 4.
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