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Florida Boot Camps

Florida Governor Jeb Bush believes lawmakers should take a hard look at military-style boot camps for juvenile delinquents after a boy died last week hours after entering one.

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice's is reviewing all sheriffs’ office policies for the camps in light of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson’s death.

The teen was exercising at a Panama City camp when authorities say he had to be restrained because he wasn't cooperating.

He soon complained of breathing difficulties and then collapsed.

He died early the next morning after being transferred to a Pensacola hospital.

The family has filed intent to sue.

The chairman of the House Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee says the camps are unsuccessful and should be shut down.


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