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Whistleblower George Mallinckrodt and Prison Mental Illness Treatment


10/29/14 - Today’s Topical Currents looks at the often criticized Dade Correctional Institute.


State audits have cited a “lack of oversight and a culture of inattentiveness” in the facility. Former Correctional Institute psychotherapist George Mallinckrodt goes further in his criticism.  He’s written GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, which cites the death of inmate Darren Rainey, who died after punishment by correctional officers. Mallinkrodt and Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown are guests. Topical Currents Wednesday at 1pm on 91.3 WLRN.

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