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