But, Without Government, Who Would Abuse and Torture the Mentally Ill?

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Mentally ill prisoner, Darren Rainey, who was scalded to death in a hot shower by officers working inside of Dade Correctional Institution as punishment

Mentally ill prisoner, Darren Rainey, who was scalded to death in a hot shower by officers working inside of Dade Correctional Institution as punishment for defecating in his cell, and refusing to clean it when staff commanded him to

Behind Bars, a Brutal and Unexplained Death:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1964620.html

(Julie K. Brown) The purported details of Darren Rainey’s last hour are difficult to read.

“I can’t take it no more, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again,’’ he screamed over and over, according to a grievance complaint from a fellow inmate, as Rainey was allegedly locked in a shower with the scalding water turned on full blast.

A 50-year-old mentally ill inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution, Rainey was pulled into the locked shower by prison guards as punishment after defecating in his cell and refusing to clean it up, said the fellow inmate, who worked as an orderly. He was left there unattended for more than an hour as the narrow chamber filled with steam and water.

When guards finally checked on prisoner 060954, he was on his back and dead. His skin was so burned that it had shriveled from his body, a condition referred to as slippage, according to a medical document involving the death.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Three staff members have since come forward to confirm allegations of abuse, and more:

Staff at a Miami-Dade Prison Tormented, Abused Mentally Ill Inmates, Former Worker Says:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1964709.html

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