Tim Ryan

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Union Calls for Miami Corrections Director's Resignation

    A few months ago, Riptide reported on Miami-Dade Corrections Chief Tim Ryan's habit of pissing off his black employees. Now the union representing all 2,700 of his workers is calling for Ryan's resignation. In a letter sent to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez this month and obtained by Riptide, the u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    A Rare Glimpse Inside The Infamous Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center

    Corey Smith presses his face up against the thick glass window cut into the heavy steel door outside his jail cell, his shaggy hair and whispy sideburns curling off his face and the black wire of a single headphone dangling from one ear. Smith's eyes light up as he sees the half-dozen ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of April 16, 2009

    "It's time for the citizens of this country to make the decision to stop paying taxes."

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    April 2, 2009

    Black History No-Show

    Corrections chief Tim Ryan can't seem to stop offending black guards.

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    March 31, 2009

    Corrections Chief Tim Ryan Can't Seem To Stop Offending Black Guards

    Note to Tim Ryan: Maybe just stay home next February. Ryan, Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation chief since 2006, hasn't exactly built a mountain of goodwill with his majority black workforce during his three years in charge of one of the nation's largest prison systems, with a $315 million bu ... 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.

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    April 26, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of April 26, 2007

    "It never ceases to amaze me how we sell our integrity for so little when it is the only thing we have."

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    April 12, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of April 12, 2007

    "The fact is that this guy Barney wants to flex something and feel important. He wants to make it racial."

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    April 5, 2007


    Miami-Dade Corrections officers think a new uniform code discriminates against black men