Florida Department of Corrections

State News
6:24 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Latest Suit Against DOC Reveals New Details In Prison Inmate’s Gruesome Death

Darren Rainey's family is now suing the Florida Department of Corrections. He’s the inmate who died, after he was allegedly locked in a scalding hot shower as a form of punishment by prison guards at Dade Correctional Institution in South Florida. Rainey’s death has also spurred DOC to enact a series of reforms.

The death of mentally ill inmate, Darren Rainey, and the way the Florida Department of Corrections handled the investigation spurred the agency to enact a series of reforms to combat prison abuse at its correctional facilities. Now, the department is facing a suit from Rainey’s family—which has revealed new details surrounding his death two years ago in a South Florida prison.

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WFSU Program Feed
6:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Capital Report: 11-14-2014

The death of mentally ill inmate, Darren Rainey, and the way the Florida Department of Corrections handled the investigation has spurred the agency to enact a series of reforms to combat prison abuse at its correctional facilities. Now, as Sascha Cordner reports, the department is facing a suit from Rainey’s family—which has revealed new details surrounding his death two years ago in a South Florida prison.

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State News
6:54 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

DOC Sec. Crews And Families Protesting Inmate Abuse Meet, Part Ways Amicably

A group of families are calling for the end of prison abuse. They all traveled to the Capitol Monday in hopes of speaking with the Governor.
Sascha Cordner WFSU-FM

An inmate abuse protest that started off at the Capitol Monday and ended at the Florida Department of Corrections left both sides parting ways amicably.

Ada Campos’ son, Justin, was serving a life sentence for killing two gang members. He claimed self-defense, but a judge didn’t agree. While housed in Jackson Correctional Institution, Campos says Justin got repeated calls and visits from his family.

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State News
7:12 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Ex-DOC Employee Gives Take On Florida Prison Reforms, Inmate Abuse Allegations

"Getting Away With Murder" is a book by former DOC employee, George Mallinckrodt, speaking about his experiences in the psychiatric unit of Dade Correctional Institution.
Credit http://georgemallinckrodt.blogspot.com/

Florida’s prison system has been in the news a lot lately, between suspicious prison deaths, allegations of inmate abuse, and new reforms meant to address such abuses. But, some say the reforms are not enough and a change in leadership should be in store.

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State News
5:50 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Is Florida's Elderly Prison Population A Problem? A New Report Says Yes

Credit Florida TaxWatch

About a fifth of Florida’s inmate population is elderly. A new report warns as the state’s aging prison population continues to rise, officials will soon be dealing with a severe strain on Florida’s budget.

The Florida Department of Corrections characterizes elderly prisoners as those over the age of 50. According to a Florida TaxWatch report, the average health care costs for elderly prisoners is about 11,000 dollars a year—nearly four times what it costs for younger inmates.

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