Steve Leifman

(CBS4)

Hope For Mentally Disturbed Inmates: ‘Forgotten Floor’ May Become A Memory

For nearly a decade CBS4 News has been telling viewers of Miami-Dade County jail’s “Forgotten Floor.” It’s a facility where the mentally ill inmates are warehoused on steel beds, concrete floors, cowering naked in their cells.

10/03/2014

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

(CBS4)

Revisiting The Forgotten Floor

“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.

CBS4–07/25/2013

The Forgotten Floor

CBS4’s Michelle Gillen Revisits The Forgotten Floor

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.

07/18/2013

(CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Standoff With A Soldier

“Sir. I am writing to you because I am in urgent need of preventing a crisis from occurring.” It was an e-mail that stopped its reader in her tracks.

02/06/2013

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