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Protests for Prison Reform 1/8/2019
For Immediate Release: December 23, 2018   Campaign for Prison Reform Celebrates Restoration of Voting Rights and Calls on Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) To Stop Separating Families ¬† Four Simultaneous Events to be Held on Tuesday, 1/8/2019 at 10:00 a.m. One in Each FDC Region   Contact: ¬†Region 1: Lakey Love butterflylake@gmail.com, 850-345-0018. Region […]
Urgent Appeal for Kristopher Rodriguez
Friends, Stop Prison Abuse Now (SPAN) would like to ask you to make appeals for the health of Kristopher Rodriguez, a severely mentally ill prisoner now at Lake Correctional Institution near Orlando. SPAN has tried for some time to help him, and have always been inspired by his mother, Gemma Pena, who has tried singlehanded […]
Judge Orders Release of Rainey Tissue
On July 13, Miami-Dade State Attorney Rundle responded to our petition appealing to her to allow independent testing of the evidence in the Darren Rainey case. She passed the buck, saying the decision was entirely in the hands of the Medical Examiner. This is disputable, but what is indisputable is that the very next day […]
Darren Rainey Petition Sent to State Attorney
Late last month, we started a petition asking Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to allow an independent investigation of the death of Darren Rainey (https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-darren-rainey-a-mentally-ill-inmate-killed-by-state-prison-guards-in-florida). Now, with over 9,100 signatures, we have send the letter below, making our case to Ms. Rundle, with the help of everyone who supported this effort. We will […]
Independent Rainey Investigation: Petition to State Attorney
Late last month, we started a petition asking Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to allow an independent investigation of the death of Darren Rainey (https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-darren-rainey-a-mentally-ill-inmate-killed-by-state-prison-guards-in-florida). Now, with over 9,100 signatures, we have send the letter below, making our case to Ms. Rundle, with the help of everyone who supported this effort. We will […]
Darren Rainey Investigation Petition
On March 17, Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle released her findings on the case of Darren Rainey, who died at Dade Correctional Institution in 2012 after being placed by prison guards into a shower so hot that, upon his death, skin was separating from his body. She is not charging anyone in his […]
Justice for Darren Rainey Petition
On March 17, Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle released her findings on the case of Darren Rainey, who died at Dade Correctional Institution in 2012 after being placed by prison guards into a shower so hot that, upon his death, skin was separating from his body. She is not charging anyone in his […]
Justice for Darren Rainey Petition
On March 17, Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle released her findings on the case of Darren Rainey, who died at Dade Correctional Institution in 2012 after being placed by prison guards into a shower so hot that, upon his death, skin was separating from his body. She is not charging anyone in his death, which she ruled accidental, saying he was not burned, but simply showing signs of decomposition.
Darren Rainey: October 11 Meeting with State Attorney
    Summary of Meeting with State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle on October 11, 2016 to Discuss the Progress of the Investigation of the Death of Darren Rainey on June 23, 2012   Attending: Howard Simon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida; Shirley Johnson, President of the Miami-Dade NAACP; Amy McClellan, Marilyn Lieberman, George […]
Darren Rainey: October 11 Meeting with State Attorney
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    Summary of Meeting with State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle on October 11, 2016 to Discuss the Progress of the Investigation of the Death of Darren Rainey on June 23, 2012   Attending: Howard Simon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida; Shirley Johnson, President of the Miami-Dade NAACP; Amy McClellan, Marilyn Lieberman, George […]