Hawaii sued in second inmate murder case

Clifford Medina was strangled in 2010 by cellmate Mahinauli Silva in a segregation cell at Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona


By Jim Dooley
Hawaii Reporter

ELOY, Ariz. — The family of another Hawaii prison inmate murdered in his mainland prison cell has sued the state and private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America.

Clifford Medina, 23, was strangled in 2010 by cellmate Mahinauli Silva in a segregation cell at Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona.

The lawsuit, filed by the ACLU and a Mainland lawfirm in state court, accused the state Department of Public Safety and CCA of “deliberate indifference” and “gross negligence” in their oversight and operation of the Saguaro facility.

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