Inmate Death

Officers arrested Nairobis Cruz, 24, in connection to a robbery at a motel. She later died while in the custody of Hialeah Police. (Courtesy: Miami-Dade Police Dept.)

Woman Dies While In Custody, Investigation Underway

An investigation is underway after a woman died while locked up in a Miami-Dade jail on Wednesday.


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66-Year-Old Inmate Found Dead In Sarasota Jail

A jail inmate was found dead in his cell on Saturday, according to Sarasota authorities.


Jerry Cummings (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Warden Says He Was “Fall Guy” In Inmate’s Death

When inmate Darren Rainey died an excruciating death in a scalding hot shower at the Dade Correctional Institution, allegedly being punished by guards, Jerry Cummings was the warden. Cummings, in his first on-camera interview, told CBS4’s Gary Nelson he was made the scapegoat after Rainey’s death was revealed this year in an expose by The Miami Herald.


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Corrections Dept. Reforms In Wake Of Scalding Death Of Dade Inmate

In the wake of a death of Miami-Dade mentally ill inmate who died after being left in a scalding hot shower at the Dade Correctional Institution, the state’s Department of Corrections is set to announce new reforms to protect those in the custody of the state.


Lavar Laventin (Source: Dade Correctional)

Assaulted Inmate Reported Dead At Dade Correctional

An investigation is underway at Dade Correctional Institution after a fight between two inmates left one inmate dead.


(Source: AP)

Emails Detail Days After Inmate’s Gruesome Death At Dade Prison

Emails sent by Jim Cumming, the former Dade Correctional Institution, in the days after a mentally ill inmate’s scalded body was found in a puddle of water in a shower provide very few details about what actually happened.


Joseph Wilner, 59, was being held in the psychiatric ward of the Miami-Dade County Jail.
(Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

“Forgotten Floor” Inmate Dies At Hospital

An inmate on the ninth floor of the Miami-Dade County Jail has died at the hospital.

CBS Miami–08/27/2013

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Broward Sheriff Office Investigate Inmate’s Suicide

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate who hung himself Saturday at the Main Jail in downtown Fort Lauderdale.


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Female Inmate Found Dead In Keys Jail

A woman who died while incarcerated at the Stock Island jail in the Florida Keys apparently passed away from natural causes.