Human rights groups urge feds to investigate torture and rape in troubled Florida prisons
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MIAMI — A coalition of 14 human rights groups Thursday called for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Florida state prisons, contending that "immediate intervention" is necessary to stop the widespread abuse, neglect, torture and deaths of inmates in the Florida Department of Corrections. In a letter to Assistant Attorney General Vanita Guputa, the group…