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Federal Probe Sought Into Florida Prison Death

Lawyers for an inmate who died at a Florida prison after telling her family that a prison guard had threatened her life are asking the U.S. Department of Justice for an investigation.

10/07/2014

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Corrections Dept. Announces Changes To Deal With Mentally Ill Inmates

The state’s Department of Correction plans to implement a number of changes after reports of abuse of inmates with mental illness surfaced.

10/03/2014

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Report: Scott’s Top Watchdog Told About Cover-Up

New allegations that Governor Rick Scott’s own top watchdog was warned about a possible cover-up of two suspicious prison deaths and did nothing have surfaced.

09/26/2014

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DOC Launches Transparency Database Of Inmate Deaths

The Department of Corrections (DOC) launched a database Tuesday meant to bring some light to inmate deaths.

09/09/2014

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Corrections Dept. Reforms In Wake Of Scalding Death Of Dade Inmate

In the wake of a death of Miami-Dade mentally ill inmate who died after being left in a scalding hot shower at the Dade Correctional Institution, the state’s Department of Corrections is set to announce new reforms to protect those in the custody of the state.

08/20/2014

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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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