First published on WhyIHateCCA
CCA is being sued by the family of Michael Minnick, a Tennessee man who was killed by Sheriff’s deputies while in restraints. After being arrested for failing to appear in court for a suspended drivers’ license hearing, Minnick was taken into custody and turned over to CCA. Some time later, he was admitted to the hospital for loss of muscle mass and extreme dehydration. While in the hospital and handcuffed, he was beaten so severely by the guards that he fell into a coma. The hospital was able to revive him temporarily, but Mr. Minnick died a few hours later.