Darren Rainey murdered by prison guards in Florida
Darren Rainey murdered by prison guards in Florida

Man cooked to death in scalding shower as punishment by prison guards

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.


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Former employees of Dade Correctional Institution in Homestead say mentally ill are being abused and mistreated. (Photo by Lonny Paul)
Former employees of Dade Correctional Institution in Homestead say mentally ill are being abused and mistreated. (Photo by Lonny Paul)

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

Darren Rainey
Darren Rainey


1.   Innocent pedestrian attacked by police, framed with charges, imprisoned for 15 months http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/ronald-jones/
2.   Miami Herald: Allegations Of Abuse Of Mentally-Ill In Florida Prison
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