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The Giddings State School is a high security juvenile correctional facility that houses, educates and vocationally trains male youths. The "Raised by the State" reunion Sept. 16, brought offenders who served at Giddings between 1990-2003 back to show appreciation to the staff that helped change their lives.
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Slideshow: The Giddings State School

About 40 former residents of the Giddings State School recently returned as part of a daylong program to thank staff for helping them turn their lives around, and offer help and hope to youths now in the facility. Read reporter Johnathan Silver's story here.

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Daniel Westcott, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, shows donated skeletons as they are stored for future research.
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Slideshow: Scenes From Texas State's Body Farm

Freeman Ranch in San Marcos is home to about 50 human corpses donated to the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University, which uses them to conduct research that can help doctors identify bodies and law enforcement solve crimes. Warning: some pictures are graphic and show decomposing corpses.

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