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Old 10-09-2014, 01:00 AM
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Florida inmate was found dead in solitary confinement last week after writing a letter to her family about threats made against her by a prison guard.

Latandra Ellington wrote a letter Sept. 21 to her aunt saying that she feared for her life because one of the corrections officers – identified only as Sgt. Q – had threatened to beat and kill her, the Miami Herald reported.

“He was gone [sic] beat me to death and mess me like a dog,’’ Ellington wrote. “He was all in my face Sqt. Q then he grab his radio and said he was gone bust me in my head with it.’’

The 36-year-old Ellington, who had seven months left on a 22-month sentence at Lowell Correctional Institution for grand theft, was found dead Oct. 1 – about 24 hours after her aunt called the prison to report the threats.
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Ellington had filed several complaints about guards at Lowell. She also claimed that "Sgt. Q" turns his badge around so inmates could not see his name.

FL DOC has not yet given Ellington's family an explanation of the death. An independent autopsy shows blunt force trauma to the abdomen consistent to being repeatedly kicked and punched.

The family's lawyer as requested the DOJ to investigate.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:06 AM
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Sick but starting to finally wake people up!!!! So sad for the family.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:31 AM
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Florida Law Enforcement better step up their game, people are beaten and dying, each day at the hands of these animals. Why do they think (CO's), that they need to be the second Judge and Jury, for these inmates? It all makes me sick.
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It can be said with certainty that she was not this CO`s first victim. I`m sure that this Sergeant Q has beaten other inmates. We need the victims of this abuse to come forward and report this. Florida DOC has to clean house and get rid of the abusers.






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I am wondering on what criteria are these 'businesses' looking for when employing guards in Florida as there seems to be one story after another about serious guard aggression towards inmates....truly disturbing.
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Florida is KNOWN AS THE WORST PRISON SYSTEM IN THE USA. Blame falls with who the gov, voters, inmates, guards???? Who is ever going to fix this horrible travesty we call a justice system???? I'm sick over this if your family complains or gets upset its worse for the inmate. Such a damn waste!! Unbelievable the jerk in Governors office is still in office.
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It can be said with certainty that she was not this CO`s first victim. I`m sure that this Sergeant Q has beaten other inmates. We need the victims of this abuse to come forward and report this. Florida DOC has to clean house and get rid of the abusers.
ABSOLUTELY. If they can get prisoners to talk, I'm sure PLENTY have stories. This is simply unbelievable... I mean, I've heard about brutality which is bad enough - but kicking someone to death. W. T. F?!?
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My son was in confinement, (the guards who beat him put him there). He saw an inmate go in next to him, cuffed & shackled. They too kicked him till he died, and my son heard everything, till his last scream. Now tell me that doesn't affect somebody. When my son walks out of that hell hole, it will take strength on my part not to flip them off. Beyond belief.
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ABSOLUTELY. If they can get prisoners to talk, I'm sure PLENTY have stories. This is simply unbelievable... I mean, I've heard about brutality which is bad enough - but kicking someone to death. W. T. F?!?
They are supposed to be investigating, but I have serious doubts about that.
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The problem with abuse in Florida DOC has gone on for years long before Scott was elected. In reality you can blame Askew, Graham, Chiles, Bush, and Crist as they did little to correct the problems. Its a bi-partisan issue and blame can be equally distributed to the leaders of both parties. I have some hope that Secretary Crews will make some meaningful changes. I think he can if given enough time and the backing of elected officials.

Because the two candidates for governor is like making a choice between a douche and a excrement sandwich to borrow a line from South Park, I am giving consideration voting for the libertarian candidate.






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Because the two candidates for governor is like making a choice between a douche and a excrement sandwich to borrow a line from South Park, I am giving consideration voting for the libertarian candidate.
While I understand your desire to make a statement with your vote, from a purely practical standpoint you are wasting it casting it for a candidate who has NO chance of winning if you vote Libertarian. You are, ironically, effectively disenfranchising yourself the same way our loved ones have been disenfranchised for being felons - giving yourself no voice in the outcome.

The Crist/Scott race is too close to call right now. While you may not like either candidate very much, there are significant differences between them on many issues. Pick the one you hate the least and vote. Your vote means something in that race.
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Florida is KNOWN AS THE WORST PRISON SYSTEM IN THE USA. Blame falls with who the gov, voters, inmates, guards???? Who is ever going to fix this horrible travesty we call a justice system???? I'm sick over this if your family complains or gets upset its worse for the inmate. Such a damn waste!! Unbelievable the jerk in Governors office is still in office.
But you know I realized today that the jerk that is in the Governor's office is no worse/better than his opposition...one we had before...Charlie Crist...what a choice between Scott and Crist...really!
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lots of guards have quit. so they hired right off the street. I cant prove this, but I believe it. I think (for what it may be worth) all employees of the prisons should be required to take that big 300 question test. It will show the truth 99% of the time. You might think thats not true, but these are answers the person is giving. Not force, not hurried. must stay and do the test. I hear its expensive, but with a little thinking and make copies of the questions etc. Should be a breeze. Some thing is so so wrong with a person that can beat someone to death and show no remorse.
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