Darren Rainey, 50, died while incarcerated a the Dade Correctional Institution. He was serving a 2-year sentence for a victimless crime; possession of cocaine. At the time of his death, he had only one month to go before his release.
Prison guards forced him to stand in a tiny shower stall while being blasted by scalding hot water until his skin began to shrivel away from his body and he died. Fellow inmates say he begged for his life before collapsing in the shower.
The Florida’s Department of Corrections often comes up with cruel and imaginative punishments for prisoners — allegedly ranging from starvation diets to forcing prisoners to fight so the guards could place bets.
The Florida Department of Corrections did not do an investigation because no autopsy was done at the time of Darren Rainey’s murder. What about the witnesses?
Florida: Black Male Boiled to Death by Prison Guards No Autopsy NO CHARGES
This man was mentally ill. He was not a criminal and did not deserve to die in this manner.
Simply outrageous in light of increasing publicity of police brutality and profit schemes around private prisons involving the judicial system, and still no justice. Racial profiling schemes built around the war on drugs, broken windows, etc. intentionally target people of color, the homeless and the mentally ill.
Darren Rainey was the perfect target. A Bullseye written all over him by a corrupt justice system that labelled and condemned him to this fate. A fate that saw him tortured and murdered by prison guards without remorse or respect for a human being.
An oppressive air of slavery reside at Dade Correctional where innates are at the cruelty of the masters aka prison guards. The article makes clear this correctional facility is notorious for its torture yet Florida decided no investigation necessary.
What treatments did he receive for his mental illness?
Almost two years at Dade Correctional Institution in Florida, where it appeared Darren Rainey was abused, tortured and humiliated regularly by prison guards. His crime a victimless one where he allegedly was in possession of small amounts of cocaine. Given the history of police violence and lying, one should question the veracity of the charges.
Simply put: Police officers LIE!
In addition, one should consider his mental diagnosis? What treatment did he receive?
How can scalding someone with boiling water rehabilitate?
What Deterrents Are In Place to Prevent Abuse by Prison Guards?
There is the constitution, and they are laws; however there is no one to enforce them as the enforcers are the perpetrators.
Is it time to consider corporal punishment for those who do harm when hired to do otherwise?
Prison guards should be given the death penalty. Instead, they faced no charges and their freedom never in jeopardy, unlike Darren Rainey, who murdered no one.
Murders without consequences with paid time off, is a system of that rewards and perpetuates cruelty. Those prison guards are now more feared than ever and more abusive. But as long as their abuse is confined to the prison, society ignores. However, that is never the case, and we will never know because we never set systems in place to check.
A murderer is a murderer even in uniform, and that person remains dangerous despite our justification and ignorance. The home environment and neighborhoods of prison guards who inflict cruel and unusual punishment disproportionately should be surveilled for other acts of cruel and unusual punishments.
Florida has come to symbolize: Discrimination and Structural Racism in America
The prison guards locked Darren Rainey in a tiny shower then turned on boiling water at full blast on this older man’s naked body while he begged for them to stop. He was found dead 1-2 hours later with scalding water still blasting.
Eventually, we become what we tolerate. How long will Americans tolerate these targeted injustices? Florida now has its own system of justice that erodes access to justice by blacks. Clearly, blacks should get the hell out of Florida or stand their ground. There is no justice for black people in Florida ( and elsewhere). With armed white males standing their grounds, survival means sticking together, looking the enemy in the eyes and by all means fight THE ENEMY but never each other.
This case highlights the greed of cruelty in privatizing and providing monetary incentives to incarcerate people.
A culture of violence and cruelty is deeply contagious if not contained. An environment filled with people who take pleasure in violence and beast like activities is not healthy nor safe. When these violent people are police officers and prison guards, are innocent citizens safe? Are we paying criminals to create crime for profit?
As a black mother with sons, what should I tell them? Can they dream the impossible dream just like their white friends?
The Impossible Dream – Jackie Evancho