Rubio demands answers from Barr on sexual abuse, COVID response at Florida prison
MIAMI — Nearly nine months after demanding an investigation of allegations of rampant sexual abuse at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex exposed in a Miami Herald story, Sen. Marco Rubio says he still hasn’t gotten a “substantive response.”And he is not happy — especially since there is new cause for concern with COVID-19.On Thursday, Rubio, R-Fla., aired his grievances with the handling of the Sumter County complex — the largest prison facility in the federal system — in a letter to Attorney General William Barr.“I write with dissatisfaction that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has not suff...
Woman asked for compassionate release, but the prison refused. She just died of COVID-19
MIAMI — Tressa Clements pressed her hand to the ICU window and spoke through her tears.“Baby girl, I pray to God you would wake up,” she said to her child, lashed to a ventilator. “I want you to wake up.”That was Sunday evening — the penultimate day of Saferia Johnson’s life. Johnson, an inmate at the women’s work camp at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Sumter County, died the next morning, just after 10.The cause: COVID-19. She was 36.Johnson, a nonviolent inmate with two young sons, had petitioned the prison for compassionate release on home confinement. The prison had rejected the r...
Former Wales boss Coleman sacked by China's Hebei
Shanghai (AFP) - Former Wales manager Chris Coleman was sacked as coach of struggling Hebei China Fortune on Wednesday after the club's fans demanded his removal.The 48-year-old's side have won only once in nine Chinese Super League (CSL) games this season and languish one place off the bottom of the table.A Hebei team containing former Barcelona star Javier Mascherano lost 3-2 at home to mid-table Henan Jianye at the weekend and had a player sent off for the fourth time in all competitions this year.Angry fans held aloft a banner during Saturday's defeat that said in English: "Hello Mr Colema...
Birthday boy Chris Coleman gifted China club job
Shanghai (AFP) - Former Wales and Sunderland boss Chris Coleman was named coach of Chinese side Hebei China Fortune on Sunday -- making it a 48th birthday to remember.Coleman is the surprise successor to Manuel Pellegrini, who left Hebei last month to take over at Premier League West Ham United.Coleman, who turned 48 on Sunday, is just the latest foreign coach in the ambitious Chinese Super League (CSL) and was available after recently losing his job at Sunderland following their relegation into England's third tier."We welcome the arrival of Mr Coleman and expect him to bring new ideas and le...