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Florida Governor Rick Scott has ordered an independent analysis of the state’s prison system.
After lawmakers failed to agree on prison reforms this session, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday issued an executive order incorporating some of the provisions in House and Senate bills, including those involving use of force and chemical agents by guards.
Inmates of Florida’s prisons who request kosher meals will now get them because it’s the law.
After more than a decade of legal wrangling, a federal judge has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to provide kosher meals to inmates, rejecting the state’s argument that the religious diet is prohibitively expensive.
A retired probation officer is behind bars, accused of ripping off several of the people he once supervised.
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.
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.
The Florida House and Senate may soon be at odds over how to manage the state’s scandal-plagued prison system.
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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.