A handful of correctional officers are accused of mocking an inmate who died in a Carrabelle, Florida prison while begging for medical attention. The officers were responding to story published in the Miami Herald last week about an active lawsuit against corrections for the death of Randall Jordan-Aparo. They called the dead inmate a “b*tch” and other names on a private Facebook page dedicated to Florida corrections officers.
Jordan-Aparo, 27, allegedly spent four entire days begging for medical help. According to court records, medical staff dismissed his desire to take him to a hospital and instead gave him mere Tylenol pills for his ailments. According to the Miami Herald, he suffered from a rare genetic blood disorder, which was noted in his prison medical file.
When Jordan-Aparo disagreed with his treatment, he was allegedly put in an isolation cell where he was sprayed with a “chemical restraint agent.”
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Linda Herlong Jackson, a nurse in Oklahoma City, has been banned from the Oklahoma County Jail after allegedly performing an exorcism on an inmate instead of seeking actual medical assistance. The inmate died the next day.
According to The Huffington Post, the inmate, Amanda Lynette Freeman, had been arrested on drug charges. When she began having seizures, Jackson was called in to administer medical aid. Jackson reportedly asked employees of the jail if they would mind if she performed an exorcism.
“I revoke you demons,″ Jackson allegedly yelled during the ordeal, before a sheriff’s lieutenant demanded the ritual be stopped. The next day, Freeman reportedly died of an acute coronary event due to methamphetamine use.
Jackson had been an employee of Armor Correctional Health Services, which contracts with the jail, meaning she could not technically be fired by law officials. Instead, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor banned her from the premises, according to The Oklahoman.
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On Wednesday, a federal judge awarded 6.7 million dollars to a woman who was raped repeatedly by a guard while held in the Milwaukee County Jail in 2013.
In the trial, the woman testified that Xavier Thicklen assaulted her in multiple locations inside the jail when she was incarcerated. The jury in this case found that Thicklen sexually assaulted the victim five times — three times while she was pregnant, and two times within days of her giving birth, according to Fox 6. She said she still suffers nightmares. Thicklen, 28, was charged with sexual assault and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. He has since been fired.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a jury found that there was “no legitimate government purpose” to shackle the woman during labor. The jury also determined that since the guard sexually assaulted the woman while employed, Milwaukee County is liable
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Three guards in Santa Clara, California have been found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2015 death of mentally ill inmate Michael Tyree. The three had also been charged with assaulting another, mentally ill inmate.
According to CBS News, Tyree incurred numerous injuries from a beating executed by Jereh Lubrin, Rafael Rodriguez, and Matthew Farris. Amongst the injuries that lead to his death were lacerations to the liver and spleen, which was nearly severed in two. Tyree was ultimately found in his cell naked and covered in vomit and feces.
The defense had attempted to argue that a medical examiner had drawn the incorrect conclusion that Tyree had been beaten to death, and stated that an investigation into the inmate’s cell was inadequate. They argued that messages scrawled into the walls of Tyree’s cell could have been a suicide note and that the injuries could have been caused by a fall from the toilet.
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