Department of Corrections

Ricky Bell (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Retired Probation Officer Accused Of Scam Gets Lower Bond

A retired probation officer is behind bars, accused of ripping off several of the people he once supervised.

04/09/2015

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Florida Prison Workers Accused Of Plotting To Kill Inmate

Three current and former prison employees were members of the Ku Klux Klan who planned to kill a former inmate who is black, according to Florida officials.

04/02/2015

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Florida Prisons May Get More Oversight After Scandals

Some Florida legislators are pushing for a proposal that would strip Florida Governor Rick Scott of complete control of the state’s prison system amid distrust over the way the system has been run.

03/24/2015

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State House, Senate May Conflict Over Prison Oversight

The Florida House and Senate may soon be at odds over how to manage the state’s scandal-plagued prison system.

03/21/2015

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Senate Panel Hears Of Alleged Corruption In Corrections Dept.

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Testifying under oath before a Senate panel, current and former Department of Corrections investigators — including the sheriff of Gulf County — said they were ordered by […]

03/11/2015

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Bid To Keep Florida Prison Inspectors Quiet Sparks Lawsuit

A group of Department of Corrections employees have filed a lawsuit challenging a new policy meant to keep them from revealing what’s going on in the troubled prison system.

02/11/2015

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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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