On Tuesday, New Times reported the needless death of Keskea Hernandez, an inmate at Miami's Federal Detention Center. Death, it turns out, is not the only disgrace inside the FDC. Back in 2010, Maria Sosa was five months pregnant when she was accused of Medicare fraud and tossed into a cell. Manny P ... More >>
In this week's New Times, we investigate the death of Keskea Hernandez, an inmate at Miami's Federal Detention Center (FDC). She died January 9 while cuffed to a hospital bed after prison officials, prosecutors, and a federal judge all brushed aside her pleas for help.But Hernandez is far from the f ... More >>
On June 20 of last year, Keskea Hernandez appeared in a federal courthouse to beg for her life. The 42-year-old real estate agent had been locked up in Miami's Federal Detention Center for almost a year since her arrest for mortgage fraud. Formerly pretty and energetic, Hernandez was now thin and wr ... More >>
Coming soon to a jail cell near you...Stripteases, sexual favors, booze, porn mags, and fat stacks of cash would be run-of-the-mill in many Miami strip clubs. But at downtown's maximum security Federal Detention Center?Multiple attorneys interviewed by Riptide say the FDC visitor rooms have been tak ... More >>
Just before 8 p.m. last night, two dozen protesters in white T-shirts stared at the hulking Federal Detention Center downtown and held their breath.
From one of the highest, slit-like windows cut into the massive concrete face, a pin-prick of light suddenly waved back and forth. The crowd erupted. ... More >>