Florida's Coddled Prison Guards
Time Magazine examines the Florida prison system, particularly in the wake of the acquittal of 13 juvenile boot camp guards last week.
In another Florida case, a 36 year old was stomped to death by guards in his cell. The guards were acquitted despite their boot prints being found all over the inmate's back.
Both verdicts were vivid reminders of what critics call the rot of Florida's corrections culture...While no one is asking Florida to coddle its prisoners, adult or juvenile, many fear it has yet to break its dark habit of coddling abusive guards and other officials watching over those prisoners.
Below are some examples of the prisoner abuses that have come to light through filed lawsuits:
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