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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

After Inmate With Schizophrenia Dies In Shower, Fla. Prosecutor Finds No Wrongdoing

Prosecutors in Miami-Dade County said that they found no evidence of a crime in the death of a prison inmate who was left for two hours in a hot shower.

Four years after Darren Rainey died at the Dade Correctional Institution, the state's investigation found that the corrections officers who locked Rainey in the shower committed no crime. Miami-Dade prosecutor Katherine Fernandez Rundle opted not to charge any of the officers, finding that "the evidence does not show that Rainey's well-being was grossly disregarded by the correctional staff."

The state's medical examiner, Dr. Emma Lew, found that Rainey's death was an accident resulting from his schizophrenia, heart disease and being confined in the shower. "It is not substantiated that temperatures inside the shower room were excessively high," she wrote.

But the investigation's findings are disputed. As The Associated Press reports, several witnesses said that Rainey's skin appeared to be "peeled back" and reddish in spots, with one inmate claiming that Rainey looked like "a boiled lobster."



Anonymous said...

Why haven't the details been released as to the horrific murder of the prison guard in Smyrna ? It's sick what they did to this man.

Anonymous said...

Who cares..
remember the CO in delaware

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

word is it was bad.

Anonymous said...

This guy smeared feces all over himself and his cell and refused to clean the cell or himself up. They put him in the shower and he refused to stand under the water. The picture that I saw had a big ole shower stall and one little ole shower head. If he did not want to stand under the water he did not have to. It is not like he was stuck under the water. The guy obviously had mental issues as many do these days. That is not the fault of the jail or the officers. Lately have been seeing that alot in the press. "Well, he had mental issues, they should have known that just because he had a knife in each hand and a gun on his hip, they had to deal with him differently." Bull.