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Florida Executes Ringleader Of 1993 Panhandle Rape, Murder

The ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola banker and the rape of the banker’s wife, was executed by the state on Thursday.

01/15/2015

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Demand For Florida Prison-Death Investigations Growing

State law enforcement officials asked legislators for additional funds Monday to keep up with the growing demand for death investigations at Florida’s troubled prisons.

01/05/2015

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Court Greenlights Lawsuit Against Liquor Store In DUI Death

A lawsuit against a liquor store that sold alcohol to a minor involved in a 2011 car accident that killed a Jacksonville woman has been given the green light by a state appeals court this week.

12/18/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Names Environmental Protection, Elder Affairs Leaders

Jonathan Steverson, who for the past two years has overseen one of the state’s five water-management districts, will head the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as Gov. Rick Scott begins a second term.

12/11/2014

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Gov. Scott Names New Chief For Prisons

Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed a new chief for Florida’s prison system amid scrutiny over inmate deaths, abuse and alleged cover- ups.

12/10/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Urged To Make Interim Secretaries Permanent At DCF, DJJ

As he gets ready to start a second term, Gov. Rick Scott will have to choose leaders for the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

12/01/2014

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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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