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: