In 2012, a 50 year old mentally ill prison inmate named Darren Rainey was killed by guards in a Florida prison when they held him under a scalding hot shower.
“I can’t take it no more, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again,’’ he screamed over and over, according to a grievance complaint from a fellow inmate.
When guards finally checked on prisoner 060954, he was on his back and dead. His skin was so burned that it had shriveled from his body, a condition referred to as slippage, according to a medical document involving the death.
After two years there has still been no autopsy or official explanation for his death, and the authorities have been claiming that the man died of a heart attack.
“Two years is a very long time to wait to find out why your brother was found dead in a shower,” said Rainey’s brother, Andre Chapman.
The incident only came to light because other inmates who witnessed the murder actually risked their own lives to get the story out.
This prison has been in the news numerous times in recent years for extreme cases of prisoner abuse.