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Florida Prison Guards Charged with Murder for Beating Death

HeadlineMay 02, 2022

In Florida, three prison guards have been charged with murder for the beating death of a handcuffed man who was being moved from a prison’s mental health unit. Authorities accuse the guards of beating the man even though he was in handcuffs and being compliant. In a statement, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said, “The inmate was beaten so badly he had to be carried to the transport van.” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced the charges.

Katherine Fernandez Rundle: “Misconduct, abuse or criminal behavior have no place in Florida’s correctional system. Individuals who are sentenced to incarceration by our criminal courts, they have lost their freedom but not their basic rights.”

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