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Inmate’s Death Raises Questions About Prison Protections

In one of his final letters to his mother, Justin Campos wrote that, although he was serving a life sentence for killing two members of the notorious Latin Kings gang, he had faith that God would protect him.

07/24/2014

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State Not Backing Down In Fight Over Kosher Meals

Florida corrections officials and the federal government fired the latest salvos this week in a drawn-out battle over whether the state is required to serve kosher meals to inmates.

05/21/2014

Robert Alex Corchado is accused of causing a deadly crash into a Florida day care on April 9,2014.

Man Arrested In Deadly Day Care Crash Faces Judge

The driver accused of causing a deadly crash into a central Florida day care faced a judge Friday.

04/11/2014

Robert Alex Corchado is accused of causing a deadly crash into a Florida day care on April 9,2014.

Driver In Deadly Fla. Day Care Crash In Custody

The driver accused of causing a deadly crash into a Florida day care surrendered to authorities on Thursday.

04/10/2014

Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS)

More Last Minute Appeals Possible Ahead Of Chavez Execution

The convicted murderer of nine-year-old Jimmy Ryce, Juan Carlos Chavez, has less than 19 hours to live and his lawyers are spending those hours fighting to extend his life through last minute appeals.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

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Smoke Em If You Got Em: DOC Ends Cigarette Ban In Work Camps

Corrections officials quietly reversed a blanket ban on tobacco at prisons this summer and are now allowing inmates at work release centers to have up to 10 packs of cigarettes each.

CBS Miami–09/13/2013

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Kosher Meals To Be Offered In All Fla. Prisons

Florida’s prison inmates looking to exercise their faith with a kosher meal will have the option in all state prisons at the end of the year.

CBS Miami–06/04/2013

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Appeals Court Keeps Kosher Prison Meal Lawsuit Alive

A Jewish prisoner’s lawsuit seeking a kosher meal plan in Florida prisons can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

CBS Miami–05/14/2013

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Miami-Dade Prison Employees Expecting Layoffs Over Prison Privatization

Health care workers at Miami-Dade County prisons and at eight other county prison systems across the state will be fired soon because their jobs have been outsourced.

CBS Miami–01/04/2013

Casey Anthony at her sentencing hearing.

Casey Anthony’s Probation Ends This Week

It’s a big week for Casey Anthony. Some time this week her year of probation will end and she’ll be released from state supervision. Just when that will happen is a secret.

08/20/2012

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