A USF spokesperson confirmed Doctor Erin Kimmerle and her team will start their dig at some unmarked grave sites just outside the Boot Hill Cemetery section of the Dozier campus.
Former Dozier inmates claim the staff tortured and even killed boys, burying them in unmarked graves.
Kimmerle and her team say their goal is to help match any remains they might find to relatives through
This first dig will last through September 3rd. The state permit the group received is good for one year.