The state has declined to file criminal charges against four corrections officers who allegedly boiled a schizophrenic inmate alive in a Florida prison shower five years ago, the Miami New Times reports.
Showers are supposed to be capped at a temperature not to exceed 120 degrees F. The temperature of water in that particular unit was measured at 180. Guards reportedly kept the inmate in there for two hours.
A prison nurse later said there were burns on 90% of Rainey's body and his skin fell off when it was touched. According to the Miami Herald, at least six inmates say the shower was used to punish inmates, many of them mentally ill.
Nope, nothing to see here; move along.