Only eight days into the New Year, an inmate at the Pinellas County Jail has died and once again, the medical care at the correctional facility where nurse Michael Schiavo is employed is an issue.
Juan Martinez was looking forward to returning to his construction job after a one-month sentence for violating probation on drug charges. But when he got out of the Orange County jail, he was met by immigration agents bent on deporting the 23-year-old illegal immigrant to Mexico.
Seventy-four-year-old John Herman Strobridge has been bailing his son out of jail for years. But a change in state law – and the way Pinellas County officials interpreted it to apply retroactively – caught him unaware…
Gustavo Rivera, 26, of Brandon was found by deputies hanging by bedsheets from a ventilation grill during a fire drill at 3:45 a.m. Attempts to revive him failed, said J.D. Callaway, a spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Click here for full story.
Unlike the previous two suicides, Friday’s death involved a federal prisoner. Tran was among 75 inmates the jail is holding for the U.S. Marshals Service. He had been in custody in Hernando since Nov. 21. Click here for full story.