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Fri Sep 16, 2016, 06:05 PM

Grandmother files $5M suit after Florida jail puts her in an all-male cell


When Fiordaliza Pichardo, an attorney and city councilwoman from Bonao in the Dominican Republic, was detained at the Miami International Airport en route to see the birth of her first grandson on an old New York warrant, she never imagined she would end up in a Miami jail for 10 hours surrounded by at least 40 male inmates.

On Thursday Pichardo’s attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against the Miami-Dade Corrections Department seeking $5 million in damages and an effort to repair her reputation.

Despite the fact that Pichardo, 50, has been married to her husband for 32 years, has three children, and is also a grandmother, a nurse employed by Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, examined her and determined that she exhibited “non-traditional male characteristics and male reproductive organs,” and placed Pichardo in an all-male jail cell.

According to the suit, as a correctional officer was placing her in the cell, he said to her in Spanish, “Suerte si te veo viva manaña.” (You’ll be lucky if I see you alive tomorrow.”)

Not sure what “non-traditional male characteristics and male reproductive organs,” means. But come on. This is really shitty.

People are the worst.

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Fri Sep 16, 2016, 06:21 PM

1. She deserves every dime of that and then some.

That must have been hell for her. I wish they could lock up the idiots who put her in there.

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