After inmate ‘dragged like a ragdoll,’ lawmaker calls prison conditions ‘less than human’

In a video posted on Facebook, State Rep. Dianne Hart excoriated excessive heat, excessively short eating times, inadequate female hygiene materials and inmate treatment after spending Sunday at Lowell Correctional Institution, days after an inmate was brutally manhandled, leaving her gravely hurt.

Hart’s been at Lowell several times before, but this is the first time since Wednesday’s incident involving alleged use of excessive force by a corrections officers against Cheryl Weimar. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating what inmates described to Hart as an attack on the 5-10, 118-pound 51-year-old from Hollywood.

“We came here today because I wanted to talk to some of the inmates about the young lady that was slammed here at the work camp,” Hart said on the video. “I understand, yes, her neck may very well be broken. I have not been able to get that verified by the FDLE, but I can tell you what the inmates told me:

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