Nation's Highest Judicial Honor Awarded To Miami's Steven LeifmanFor the first time, a Florida judge has been awarded one of the nation’s highest judicial honors. Miami-Dade County Judge Steven Leifman accepted the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence from U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts at a dinner Thursday at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The 'Forgotten Floor' ClosesThey are cells stained with secrets of decades past ,of muffled screams and broken dreams.
Hope For Mentally Disturbed Inmates: 'Forgotten Floor' May Become A MemoryFor 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.
DOJ Urging Action & Answers Regarding Deaths On "The Forgotten Floor" The clock maybe ticking on a countdown to close the ninth floor of the Miami-Dade Jail, which is home to inmates with mental illness and the subject of seven years of CBS4 news reports.
Focus on South Florida: Miami-Dade JailsFocus and CBS4 News continue to shine the spotlight on Miami-Dade jails, questioning the treatment of the mentally ill, and working conditions for Department of Correction employees. Michele goes one-on-one with Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman who is pushing for change.
"Forgotten Floor" Inmate Dies At HospitalAn inmate on the ninth floor of the Miami-Dade County Jail has died at the hospital.
Focus on South Florida: The Forgotten Floor The entire half hour of this week's "Focus on South Florida" showcases the latest developments in CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen’s expose of the 9th floor of the Dade County jail, the so-called "forgotten floor", where inmates suffering from mental illness are housed.
CBS4's Michele Gillen Revisits The "Forgotten Floor"There is heightened scrutiny over the Miami-Dade jail and the treatment of inmates in facilities across the county.
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's Michelle Gillen Revisits The Forgotten FloorA 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.