Darren Rainey, 50, died while incarcerated at 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 consistently finds new cruel and imaginative punishments for prisoners — allegedly ranging from starvation diets to forcing prisoners to fight so the guards can place bets.
Full story: Man cooked to death in scalding shower as punishment by prison guards<http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/darren-rainey/>
Florida: Schizophrenic Man Boiled To Death By Guards NO CHARGES
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 witnesses?
According to reports this man was a schizophrenic who was incarcerated for possession of a small amount of cocaine (today drug addiction is seen as a medical problem and not a crime now that the complexion changed). He had a medical problem and did not deserve to die in this manner. He had mental illness, so what treatment did he receive? Scalding hot water when he defecated on himself!
This was simply outrageous. It came in the wake of the increasing exposure of police brutality and profit schemes around private prisons involving the judicial system. Yet, there was still no justice. Racial profiling schemes are built on the War on Drugs, and the ‘Broken Windows’ theory intentionally targets people of color, the homeless and the mentally ill.
Darren Rainey was the perfect target. A bullseye was written all over him by a corrupt justice system that labelled and condemned him to this evil fate. A fate that saw him tortured and murdered by prison guards without remorse or respect for humanity.
An oppressive air of slavery resides at Dade Correctional, where the inmates are at the hands of cruelty by their masters (aka prison guards). The article makes clear this correctional facility is notorious for its torture yet Florida decided that no investigation was necessary.
Almost two years passed at Dade Correctional Institution in Florida, where it appeared Darren Rainey was abused, tortured and humiliated regularly by prison guards. At this facility known for torture of inmates, this was routine.
On May 2014, Julie K. Brown of The Miami Herald wrote the first in a series of stories about violence and corruption at Dade CI and other prisons. She wrote that there had been constant accusations of poor treatment of mentally ill prisoners, poor conditions in the food preparation area, and other concerns.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dade_Correctional_Institution#cite_note-BrownbackinSpotlight-5>
In 2014 former Dade CI prisoner Harold Hempstead accused prison authorities of fatally torturing prisoner Darren Rainey <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Darren_Rainey>.
In July 2014 Mike Crews, the FDOC secretary, suspended the warden of the Dade Correctional Institution and put him on paid leave. Later that month Cummings was fired.
What Deterrents Are In Place to Prevent Such Abuses by Prison Guards?
There is the Constitution and there are laws; however there is no one to enforce them behind bars when the enforcers are the perpetrators.
Prison guards and law enforcement officers are always given the benefit of the doubt even when the evidence points to murder. In the case of Darren Rainey, none of the guards faced charges; they returned to duty. The case was reopened earlier this year and again no charges filed against the four correctional officers involved in the torture death of Mr Rainey. This happens too frequently where law enforcement officials are not charged for cold bloodied murder.
Murder is murder, and it shoukd have consequences, whether the criminal justice system wishes to acknowledge the crime or not.
Those prison guards are now more of a threat to inmates than ever before, because they got away with murder. As long as their crime is confined to the prison, society ignores it. But what about their families and friends? Aren’t they too at risk for domestic violence, child abuse and a life of suffering crime?
A murderer is a murderer even in uniform, and that person remains dangerous despite our justification and feigned ignorance.
Eventually, we become what we tolerate.
- Protesters to Demand Rundle’s Resignation Today Over Darren Rainey’s Death<http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/darrenrainey-darren-rainey-protesters-to-demand-justice-rundles-resignation-today-9228377>
- Innocent pedestrian attacked by police, framed with charges, imprisoned for 15 months<http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/ronald-jones/>
- Miami Herald: Allegations Of Abuse Of Mentally-Ill In Florida Prison<http://fcir.org/2014/05/21/miami-herald-allegations-of-abuse-of-mentally-ill-in-florida-prison/>
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