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Old 01-21-2018, 11:24 PM
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Default Inmate deaths have gone up

And they're dying younger. Drug overdoses are part of it.

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“There is really very little rehabilitation involved. These are modern-day dungeons,” said John Rivera, executive director of the union representing prison guards. “You have inmates that have nothing to look forward to, very little hope.”
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“There are some deaths that can be prevented if you had enough people to have enough checks,” said Rivera. He said mistakes like the one involved in the Singleton case are inevitable under the current prison system, citing a staffing shortage that continues to plague Florida prisons. “It’s humanly impossible for them to do the checks that they want them to do in that amount of time and get everything else done, too.”
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Corrections officers have one of the lowest salaries of any state worker, starting at just over $30,000 a year. And the retention rate is notoriously low. Many corrections officers will get training, serve their probation in a prison, and then switch to county jails (which are funded by local taxes, rather than by the state) after their probation, where they make up to $25,000 more, according to Rivera. Even last year’s salary increase, did little to incentivize more qualified people to take on the long hours and stressful conditions that are part of being a prison staffer.

“The Legislature has saddled Secretary Jones and her staff with an impossible task,” said Simon. “She is starved for resources, both in terms of budget and staff. And because of the state’s sentencing structure, while she is being starved for resources and staff, our sentencing structure is forcing judges to send her more and more inmates.”
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They always have excuses for not doing their jobs don't they? The number of deaths went up a lot this year, over 50 more than last year. My husband has witnessed inmates dying and the staff refusing to offer medical treatment.
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We just began on Project 428 in my organization, the rise on inmate deaths. Lot of research going on, so anyone that wants to help let me know!
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In the month of January there were almost 50 deaths, even more than last year.
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In the month of January there were almost 50 deaths, even more than last year.
It's gone on for so long with no medical treatment and sub standard treatment for those who actually get to medical!!!
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We just began on Project 428 in my organization, the rise on inmate deaths. Lot of research going on, so anyone that wants to help let me know!
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