Demand Justice for Death of Tortured Prisoner

Target: Dade Department of Corrections Inspector General Jeffery Beasley

Goal: Obtain justice for the brutal murder of mentally ill prisoner

Mentally ill prisoner Darren Rainey was nearing the end of his two-year sentence when corrections officer Roland Clarke locked him in a shower stall with scolding hot water running until it killed him. Two years after the incident, Clarke still has not been punished, but it is imperative that he receive the proper punishment for this horrific murder.

Rainey was a 50-year-old mentally ill patient who was serving a two-year prison sentence for cocaine possession. On June 23, 2012, Rainey defecated on the floor and was locked in the shower with the scolding water as punishment. For the next hour, Rainey was in agonizing pain as his skin shriveled up and fell from his body.

According to former Dade Prison employee George Mallinckrodt and other witnesses, this incident isn’t surprising due to the common inhumane treatment of prisoners. Mallinckrodt had even filed a complaint to the US Department of Justice, citing several cases of prisoner abuse including Rainey’s death.

Two years later, no one has been arrested or punished in any way for this inhumane murder. The murder had been investigated by the Florida Department of Corrections, but the investigation was stopped because there was not enough information to proceed without a biopsy.

It is unacceptable that this sort of abuse is going on in American prisons. Sign the petition below to demand  immediate justice for the cruel murder of Darren Rainey and to help stop this inhumane behavior.


Dear Mr. Beasley,

Darren Rainey, an inmate at Dade Prison, died on June 23, 2012 as a result of severe abuse by a corrections officer. Rainey was nearing the end of his two-year sentence when corrections officer Roland Clarke reportedly locked Rainey in a shower stall and ran scolding hot water until his skin shriveled up, fell off his body, and he died.

According to former Dade Prison employee George Mallinckrodt, these types of abuses on prisoners are not uncommon for the facility, as he has filed several complaints to the US Department of Justice. It has now been two years since the incident, however, no one has been punished for Rainey’s death due to the fact that the investigation was prematurely ceased because an autopsy had not been performed.

Please do whatever necessary to obtain justice for the murder of Darren Rainey. Raise awareness to this issue and pursue persistent efforts of a thorough investigation of this death until the Department of Corrections or the Department of Justice have no choice but to obtain justice for this brutal murder.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. This incident is first degree murder of a mentally disabled person who was probably afraid to get out of the shower to use the bathroom out of fear of the officer and he had an accident. It is evident the officer was not properly trained to do his job and personally lacked humane feelings towards this man. He should be held responsible for this murder and face the consequences for his brutal actions.

  2. I’m filing a lawsuit against a prison here in NH for physical and emotional abuse against my son who suffers from numerous mental issuers and is being treated like an animal. He was thrown in prison after a suicide attempt. He was brutalized by the arresting officers and denied medical care from the EMT by order of the scumbag cops. I will not give this fight. Everyone involved will pay and pay big!

  3. Sheila Blackwell says:

    Demand justice in the murder of mentally handicapped prisoner. This murdering correction officer had no right to destroy this prisoner. Do the right thing and sentence this sicko for MURDER.

  4. Sheila Blackwell says:

    Why are so many peopled being murdered by the police for minor violations instead of being arrested for minor violations? Is it open season on anyone stepping over the line?

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