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Judge rejects Department of Corrections' request to throw out lawsuit in prison death of Jordan Aparo

JordanaparoBy @ceostroff

Even in a prison system known for questionable deaths, the case of Randall Jordan-Aparo stands out. Jordan-Aparo, a petty criminal known to suffer from a serious blood disorder, was gassed by corrections officers at Franklin Correctional Institution while pleading for medical attention. He collapsed and died in his cell, his corpse and clothing coated with a noxious, orange residue.

After his family sued, the the Florida Department of Corrections asked for the lawsuit to be tossed out.

This past week, the department got its answer: an emphatic no. Story here:

When a sickly inmate was gassed to death, Florida found no fault. A judge may disagree.