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Ex Warden: Dade Correctional Corrupt

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The former Dade Correctional Institution warden detailed what he called dysfunctional conditions of the facility after a violent inmate escaped the prison Friday, the Miami Herald reports. 

According to Jerry Cummings, every area of the prison is broken or corrupted, including a central office in Tallahassee that ignored a variety of problems such as failed inspections, chronic abuse of inmates, and suspicious deaths, according to the Herald

Cummings also said – and other prison sources confirmed – that security breaches at the correctional facility continue to be a constant problem. According to the Herald, Friday’s prisoner escape was the fourth in the past eight years.  

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