Police Misconduct Blog


New Jersey Lawsuit Cites Corrections Officers’ Conspiracy to Kill

New Jersey Lawsuit Cites Corrections Officers’ Conspiracy to Kill

The parents of a young New Jersey man who died at the Mercer County Correctional Center (MCCC), Hopewell, two years ago have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging the corrections officers were engaged in a conspiracy to kill their son.
Kalman “Kal” Gyorffy III and Christie...

Diabetic Prisoner Denied Insulin, Dies in Jail

Diabetic Prisoner Denied Insulin, Dies in Jail

A Mississippi jury deadlocked in its deliberations against a former nurse accused of killing a patient at the George County (MS) Regional Correctional Facility. The jury was deadlocked 11 to 1. After hours of additional deliberations, the court declared a mistrial.
The story of nurse Carmon...



A Dickensian World Inside Florida’s Juvenile Justice System

A Dickensian World Inside Florida’s Juvenile Justice System

“Dickensian” conjures up the brutal life of London’s 19th century poor and incarcerated, but substitute sunshine for heavy fog and it’s an apt description for the 21st century juvenile justice system in Florida.
That’s what the Miami Herald uncovered in a recent...


Police Often Ignore Taser Manufacturer Warnings

Police Often Ignore Taser Manufacturer Warnings

Taser is now a brand name used as a generic term for its product, much like Kleenex or Jell-O. It’s even become a verb.
Police officers taser alleged offenders, not “shoot them with a stun gun.” The misuse of Tasers has become a regular occurrence, but the fault lies more...

Dade Correctional Institution – Florida’s Deadliest

Dade Correctional Institution – Florida’s Deadliest

In 2016, 13 inmates died at Dade Correctional Institution, located in an unincorporated area between Florida City and Homestead. That gives it the dubious distinction of the highest number of inmate deaths – by far – of any prison in the state.
Seven of those inmates died from...

Lawsuit Will Proceed in Case of Florida Inmate Gassed to Death

Lawsuit Will Proceed in Case of Florida Inmate Gassed to Death

Randall Jordan-Aparo, 27, died in September, 2010, after being gassed by corrections officers at Franklin Correctional Institute. He was serving time for credit card fraud.
A lawsuit by his family charges that he was in fact murdered by these corrections officers, and that medical staff and...