The Witness: The Story & Case Of Inmate Harold HempsteadA man with a criminal past, serving a life prison sentence, is also considered a hero, to some, for his courageous pursuit of justice to expose corruption and abuses behind bars which he claims includes the death of a mentally ill inmate named Darren Rainey. Here is Part 1 of CBS4 Chief Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen's exclusive conversation with Harold Hempstead.
US Investigating Florida Prisoner's Death In Scalding ShowerA criminal investigation is underway in the death of a Florida inmate found in a scalding shower, U.S. Justice Department officials confirmed Wednesday.
Senate Bill Targets Troubled Prison SystemAmid scrutiny over inmate deaths and alleged misconduct in Florida's prisons, a new bill is aimed at improving the system.
Demand For Florida Prison-Death Investigations GrowingState law enforcement officials asked legislators for additional funds Monday to keep up with the growing demand for death investigations at Florida's troubled prisons.
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.
Federal Probe Sought Into Florida Prison Death Lawyers for an inmate who died at a Florida prison after telling her family that a prison guard had threatened her life are asking the U.S. Department of Justice for an investigation.
Report: Scott's Top Watchdog Told About Cover-UpNew allegations that Governor Rick Scott’s own top watchdog was warned about a possible cover-up of two suspicious prison deaths and did nothing have surfaced.
DOC Launches Transparency Database Of Inmate Deaths The Department of Corrections (DOC) launched a database Tuesday meant to bring some light to inmate deaths.
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.
Emails Detail Days After Inmate's Gruesome Death At Dade PrisonEmails 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.
Heat Turned Up In Call For Feds To Probe Prison Scalding DeathSenator Dwight Bullard held a press conference to express concern about recent issues at the Dade Correctional Institute.