Tag Archives: McKinley Lewis

@McKinleyPLewis loves his job.

McKinley Lewis is the spokesperson for the Florida Department of Corrections, and he loves his job, apparently because he gets to be a part of the FDoC’s plan to convince the public that our prisons no longer imperils inmates, which … Continue reading

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Petition – Tell Congress: Ban private for-profit prisons

Tell Congress: Ban private for-profit prisons Today, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and poor people and people of color suffer the most at the hands of our out-of-control incarceration industry.2That’s partly because the corporations that … Continue reading

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@MiamiHerald reporting on @FL_Corrections denial of care falls short

Lawsuit claims Florida inmates are denied surgeries Three inmates are suing the Florida Department of Corrections and medical contractor Corizon, alleging Corizon refused to provide medically necessary surgical procedures in an effort to keep costs down. The class-action lawsuit, which … Continue reading

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.@LorettaLynch: Incarcerated innocent fending off rape by cellmate in @FL_Corrections facility

When the incarcerated innocent’s letter was mailed, his younger, physically stronger, convicted-sex-offender cellmate had made two attempts to rape him. There may have been more since the letter was sent … it described the cellmate’s threats of future attempts. This … Continue reading

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Of course @JoeNegronFL isn’t surprised by @FL_Corrections’ dangerous understaffing

Audit details ‘dangerous’ understaffing at Florida prisons “There is nothing surprising or unanticipated,” said Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice. He said he is “satisfied with the legislative response” to Jones’ … Continue reading

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Did @FL_Corrections’ negligence turn a 10-year sentence into a short, secret death sentence?

One way to keep the Florida Department of Corrections mortality stats from revealing all that they should about prison conditions is to quietly facilitate an early release when inappropriate medical care puts an inmate in danger of imminent death. That … Continue reading

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