Behind bars, a brutal and unexplained death – Miami-Dade – MiamiHerald.com
“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 …
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 …
As for the video camera in the shower area, the inspector general’s report noted that it malfunctioned right after Clarke put Rainey in the shower.
The Miami Herald doesn’t seem to want anyone to read their story: this wasn’t the “unexplained death” their headline claimed; this was one of the most horrific of homicides imaginable.
Please do read the story about Darren Rainey’s murder, because there’s a suicide story with a twist within it – before taking his own life, Richard Mair tucked a note into his underwear detailing the abuses – including sexual abuses – that were going on. Mair wrote:
Life sucks and then you die, but just before I go, I’m going to expose everyone for who and what they are.
And there’s a story about heroic prisoners like Harold Hempstead, who are still fighting for justice for Rainey.
Apparently, Governor Rick Scott was satisfied with the inspector general’s report, despite it being written prior to receiving an autopsy report.
Scott’s disinterest in Floridians whose deaths were premature and preventable may well be across the board … please see previous posts about Charlene Dill, a hardworking young mother whose death was attributable to Scott’s refusal to accept federal Medicaid Expansion money.
Eric Holder could ensure that Darren Rainey and Richard Mair rest in peace by addressing the violent violations of their inherent rights.
Holder seldom seems to get past that word.
Please note that Tampa Bay Times reporting conflicts with Miami Herald reporting (the former says Rainey was 47-years-old, the latter says 50), and provides additional information on Rainey’s sentence being just two years for drug possession, as well as providing a reason why Rainey may have acting out – privatized mental health care is likely as prone to substandard practices as other privatizations have proven to be:
Corizon already has a state contract to provide mental health care to inmates in South Florida. An inmate at Dade Correctional Institution in Miami, Darren Rainey, 47, died June 23, and prison officials have declined to discuss the circumstances, saying the death is under investigation.
Rainey was serving a two-year sentence for cocaine possession in Pinellas County.