Families of abused inmates protest at the Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Ada Campos was once hopeful. Her son Justin was appealing his life sentence for killing two gang members in Immokalee.

But, Justin wouldn't live to see freedom. Campos says two inmates stabbed him to death at Madison Correctional Institutional in October last year.

Monday she joined other grieving families who have loved ones in prison who were killed or fear for their lives. They took their message to Tallahassee protesting at the governor's office.

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Steven Alberts, once an inmate at Dade Correctional Institution, spoke of horrific stories with guards abusing prisoners. He says he was serving time there when Darren Rainey died after he was scolded to death after guards left him in a hot shower.

When the death of Rainey became public, it sparked the head of Florida's prisons to fire the warden at Dade Correctional and he got rid of guards across the state with allegations of abuse on inmates.

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These family members say they want answers and they might have gotten them.

Corrections Secretary Mike Crews met with them after they went to the governor's office. Crews said he thanked them for talking to him about their concerns and assured them that they will take the allegations with the department seriously.

As for Campos, the two people accused of killing her son have been indicted for his murder.


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