This is undeniably some Nazi shit. A Black man cooked alive by white prison guards as a form of ‘punishment’ for being mentally ill. And the man was only in prison in the first place for a two-year sentence because he was charged with possessing cocaine! Predictably, not a single prison official has been charged with murder.
This is an act of barbarism on par with the acts of the world’s most notorious human rights abusers. The torture of Abu Ghraib was not an aberration. That is how the U.S. regularly treats prisoners.
MIAMI, FL — A torturous “punishment” session turned fatal for a mentally-ill prisoner, when prison guards forced him to stand in a tiny shower stall while being blasted by scalding hot water until his skin began to shrivel away from his body and he died. Fellow inmates say he begged for his life before collapsing in the shower.
Darren Rainey, 50, died while incarcerated a the Dade Correctional Institution. He was serving a 2-year sentence for a victimless crime; possession of cocaine. At the time of his death, he had only one month to go before his release.
Rainey, who suffered from mental illness, was accused of defecating in his cell without cleaning it up. The Florida’s Department of Corrections often comes up with cruel and imaginative punishments for prisoners — allegedly ranging from starvation diets to forcing prisoners to fight so the guards could place bets.
… The Rainey investigation has remained open since 2012, with no explanation about why it has taken so long. No one has been charged with the death of Darren Rainey.
“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.