14 Suspended In Florida Juvenile’s Prison Death


The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice yesterday suspended 14 employees of a juvenile prison where a 17-year-old died three days after his appendix burst, the Associated Press reports. A department report had found that Miami-Dade Regional Detention Center officers failed to provide emergency care to Omar Paisley after he was found balled up in his cell suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. The report said a supervisor told a 911 operator that Paisley was conscious and breathing when he was not breathing and had little or no pulse.

“I am outraged by the across-the-board inaction by so many at the Miami-Dade Regional facility,” said interim department Secretary C. George Denman. “That no one reached out to save a person in our care is profoundly disturbing.”

Link: http://www.stpetetimes.com/2004/03/09/State/14_suspended_over_tee.shtml

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