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Gov. Scott Orders Independent Analysis Of Florida Prisons

Florida Governor Rick Scott has ordered an independent analysis of the state’s prison system.


MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Orders Prison Reforms After Legislation Stalls

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.


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Miami Federal Judge Rules On Prisons Serving Kosher Meals

Inmates of Florida’s prisons who request kosher meals will now get them because it’s the law.


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Court Forces Prisons To Go Kosher

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 […]


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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.