prisoner abuse

“This department is in crisis,” GOP lawmaker says about FL Corrections agency

BY: - September 18, 2019

Facing lawmakers in the Capitol for the first time since inmate beatings by corrections officers sparked headlines, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch contended with questions about brutality in Florida’s prison system. “I think it’s a huge problem. I think it’s a humanitarian crisis – what’s going on in our prisons,” Orange County Democratic […]

After brutal inmate beating, protest planned at Ocala prison Saturday

BY: - September 6, 2019

Former inmates and prisoner rights advocates are scheduled to gather on Saturday morning for a rally at Lowell Correctional Institution in Marion County, one of the largest female-only prisons in the country with a history of violence and abuse. The event takes place just days after attorneys representing inmate Cheryl Weimar filed a lawsuit against […]

Federal lawsuit claims inmate suffered “malicious and sadistic” beating, leaving her a quadriplegic

BY: - September 4, 2019

A lawsuit filed against the Florida Department of Corrections and four corrections officers claims the officers attacked inmate Cheryl Weimar last month at Lowell Correctional Institution, causing life-threatening and permanent injuries, including a broken neck. “As a result of this unlawful beating and inmate abuse, Plaintiff Cheryl Weimar will require around-the-clock medical care for the […]

Three prison guards fired after video shows them brutally beating inmate

BY: - July 25, 2019

The Florida Department of Corrections says that three officers involved in the brutal beating of a prisoner at Lake Correctional Institute –  captured on a cellphone video by a fellow prisoner on July 8 — have been fired and arrested. The video shows a group of corrections officers brutally beating a prisoner at the prison […]