Florida prison investigating death of female inmate threatened by guard | US news | The Guardian
Latandra Ellington’s body was found in her cell at Lowell correctional institution, Ocala, on 1 October, 10 days after she wrote to her aunt to tell her of being “terrorised” by a guard known only as Sgt Q, and less than 24 hours after worried family members called the prison and were assured she was safe.
A private postmortem concluded that Ellington, 36, a mother of four who was serving a 22-month sentence for grand theft, suffered “haemorrhaging caused by blunt force trauma consistent with punches or kicks to the lower abdomen.”
With permission from the FBI and the Department of Justice, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is only paying lip service to investigating suspicious inmate deaths.
This is made obvious by the FDLE’s spokesperson, Gretl Plessinger, formerly being the spokesperson for the Florida Department of Corrections … while inmate deaths were being covered up.
Because the federally-approved FDLE’s lip service is so obvious, corrections officers fearlessly continue to abuse inmates. To death.