The U.S. Bureau of Justice has ranked the
Miami-Dade County Corrections System as the
eighth worst in the U.S and is ranked number two
state of Florida for mortalities.A shining light was shed down on this situation
in 2003 over the senseless death of a 17yr old
boy in the care of the County.
Omar Paisley was
being held in the juvenile system of the county
when he passed away due to a ruptured appendix.
Reports filed after the death stated that the
guards “thought he was faking it”. A grand jury
investigation soon followed and three of the top
officials were fired due to negligence.
This is not the only case on record involving
similar situations. The nursing staffs at most
of the major facilities regularly file reports
stating that the medical supplies are
inadequate, the staff is short handed,
disinfectant solutions are outdated, and denial
of patient transfers to private facilities,
application for special medication for inmates,
and many other formally filed documents that
never receive the deserved attention.
Miami-Dade County allots more than $24 million a
year to its correctional facilities, but yet
they are short on supplies and medical staff
Some of the top paid administrators
at the facility are being paid in excess of
$120,000 a year, but buying a bottle of insulin
for a diabetic patient is
not within the budget.
How can this be? Keep in mind that most of these people have been
convicted of NOTHING!
They have been accused
formally in a court of law and held because
there was substantial enough evidence to think
that a crime was committed,
but nothing at that
point is proven.