Florida reportedly had 346 deaths in custody in 2014 alone. The United Nations made the following recommendations about in-custody deaths:
The Committee urges the State party to investigate promptly, thoroughly and impartially ALL deaths of detainees, assessing the health care received by inmates as well as any possible liability of prison personnel, and provide, where appropriate, adequate compensation to the families of the victims (NOT lawyer fraud through The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm, surveillance, financial persecution, intimidation against and censorship of the families of victims, which is what happened to the Neals for eleven years to prevent disclosure of Larry Neal's secret murder).
The State party should adopt urgent measures to remedy any deficiencies concerning the temperature, insufficient ventilation and humidity levels in prison cells, including death row facilities.
The United Nations released its assessment regarding the USA's adherence to the Convention Against Torture on November 20, 2014. SEE WHAT THE U.N. SAID ABOUT OTHER NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES IN U.S. CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AT:
It is a Legal Victory that the United Nations reviewed the USA and 155 other nations regarding their compliance with the Convention Against Torture. It is unfortunate that the United Nations found the USA wanting in so many areas, namely, the mistreatment of prisoners in War on Terror camps and in U.S. domestic correctional facilities as well as immigrant detention centers. The USA repeatedly stated during the CAT examination that it finds torture unacceptable at all times in all circumstances, even during war. That should also include the War Against African Americans that has been ongoing for centuries. The CAT examination was aired on live webcasts at the link below.
Quite a bit of the CAT examination focused on the Guantanamo Bay detainees. However, people were not only kidnapped and subjected to involuntary disappearance in offshore detention centers, but U.S. citizens also "disappeared" and were tortured and killed in domestic correctional facilities. The fact that Larry Neal was an American with a disability makes his torture and murder all the more egregious, which is likely why his family is censored and intimidated to hush the matter. We note regarding the Committee Against Torture's Question 17, the USA affirmed: "U.S. federal and state law prohibits unlawful acts that would constitute an enforced or involuntary disappearance, for example, by prohibiting assault, abduction, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and by regulating the release or detention of defendants." Larry was secretly arrested in mid-July 2003 until his death under undisclosed circumstances on August 1, 2003.
Regarding the secret arrest and murder of Larry Neal and other inmates, the United Nations and I recommend that America take the following steps: STOP avoiding accountability for wrongful deaths in custody, world police. "All we ask of America is to 'Be TRUE to what you said on paper'" (MLK). Honor the U.S. Constitution, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and International Law.
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