- The nation's eighth largest jail system in Miami-Dade
County has used excessive force on inmates and given them
inadequate medical care, results of a federal investigation
showed on Monday.
U.S. Department of Justice released the findings
on Monday after a three-year probe into the
Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation
Department, which houses an average of 7,000
"Prisoners have suffered
grievous harm, including death," said
Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for
the civil rights division. "The systemic failures of the
jail facilities have resulted in prisoners living in
inhumane and shocking conditions."
The Justice Department said the
jail system was "deliberately indifferent to the suicide
risks and serious mental health needs" of inmates. At
least eight have committed suicide since 2007, officials
said. Read more below...