Rodolfo Ramos

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2008

    Feds Investigate Miami-Dade Jails

    When we ran the story "117 Dead," in August of 2001, we had heard rumors that the U.S. Department of Justice was going to look into conditions at Miami-Dade's jails. Those rumors turned out to be true. This week, Acting Assistant Attorney General Grace Chung Becker sent County Mayor Carlos Alvarez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Family Files Lawsuit Against County for Inmate Death

    Less than a year after Rodolfo Ramos died while in the custody of the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections, his family is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the county and his jailers, saying that a lack of medical care led to the inmate's horrific death. As chronicled in an Aug. 2006 N ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    117 Dead

    Since 2000, dozens have died in county jails. Poor medical care has contributed to the problem.