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U.S. investigating Florida prisoner’s death in scalding shower

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The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the death in a scalding shower of a Florida prisoner and may conduct a broader civil rights probe into allegations of abuse of mentally ill inmates. Existence of the criminal investigation into the 2012 death of Darren Rainey, 50, was confirmed in a recent Justice Department letter to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, which last year requested the probe. Rainey, who suffered from schizophrenia, died after he was locked in the shower…

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