They are cells stained with secrets of decades past ,of muffled screams and broken dreams.
Every day across the nation seniors over 60 are fed a free meal funded by the government at designated senior citizen centers.
For many who live in poverty or on fixed incomes, it is the only hot meal they will eat all day.
But as CBS4 Investigates discovered, some centers are expecting their seniors to give them money for their free lunch.
They call it a donation. But as CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez asks, is it “Donation By Intimidation?”
Can you imagine swimming with wild alligators in the Everglades? It’s not something anyone would ever consider doing in their wildest dreams except for Hal Kreitman.
If you use the Express lanes on I-95, prepare to pay way more. The same could go for parking your car in Downtown Miami. The trend called congestive pricing is taking off.
He was only 17 on August 5, 1966, but 48-years later, the date is still seared into Timothy Drayton’s memory as if it was yesterday. That was the day his friend, Bobby Williams, was shot and killed by Dade County Sheriffs deputies, in what Drayton now claims, was a murder, set up, sanctioned and committed by officers of the law and even a local judge.
Across the nation, mental illness is page one. It’s mayhem all too personal for some South Florida families.
Brian Taylor is one of thousands handicapped riders who relies on Miami-Dade’s Special Transportation Service. But recently, he said, an experience onboard a van left him traumatized.
A child sex trafficking victim, placed under the care of the Department of Children and Families, was raped just days after being sent to a newly opened Miami “safe house,” CBS4 News has learned.
“Getting arrested for a misdemeanor with a severe mental illness should not result in a death sentence. And that’s what happened here.” So says Miami Dade Judge Steve Leifman, expressing outrage as he looks into the housing and treatment of inmates with mental illness housed at the Miami Dade Detention Center.
A rare look into a world of inmates with mental illness where advocates say lives are at risk. CBS4’s Michele Gillen takes us back inside the Forgotten Floor.