(Miami- Dade Corrections)

Death of mentally ill inmate locked in hot shower ruled accidental

The death of a mental ill inmate who died after being locked in a hot shower until his skin was scalded from his body was originally attributed in 2012 to complications from schizophrenia, heart disease and “confinement” in the shower. However, a recently released autopsy report from the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office has state officials taking a closer look.