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Florida Prisoners, Non-Profit Train Service Dogs

Prisoners in South Florida are helping pups prepare to service those in need while also helping themselves along the way.

07/22/2014

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Corrections Chief Installs New Leaders At Troubled Miami-Dade Prison

A new warden has been named at Dade Correctional Institution after the previous warden and two of his assistants were fired after the investigation into an inmate death who died in a scalding shower was taking too long.

07/18/2014

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Warden Fired Over Prisoner’s 2012 Scalding Death

Prison officials said a warden and two of his assistants were fired because the investigation of an inmate who died in a scalding shower was taking too long.

07/17/2014

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Prison Guard Guilty Of Stealing Inmates’ IDs

A Florida prison guard pleaded guilty to charges in connection to stealing personal information from state corrections databases. The guard allegedly filed 182 fraudulent income tax returns using the stolen information in order to get refunds.

07/09/2014

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Controversy Over Kosher Meals In Florida Prisons

Peanut butter, sardines and cabbage may be healthy options for some scrupulous dieters. But Florida prison inmates whose kosher meals are comprised primarily of those three staples served cold seven days a week say the chow isn’t just nutritionally inadequate, it’s plain gross.

CBS Miami–04/11/2014

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Man Accused In Murder For Hire Plot Serving Time

A man accused of hiring a hit man to kill his family is now serving time after his case was closed.

02/27/2014

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Use Of Smuggled Cell Phones On The Rise In Florida’s Prisons

In addition to drugs and weapons, Florida’s correctional facilities are having to deal with a new problem item increasingly being smuggled in to prisoners.

02/16/2014

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Supreme Court Orders Review Of Lethal Injection

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a review of the new drug used in the state’s lethal injection cocktail in the case of Paul Augustus Howell, a Death Row inmate scheduled for execution Feb. 26.

02/06/2014

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Children Get To Visit Imprisoned Parents

Growing up is hard enough for some children, but it’s even harder for children with incarcerated fathers.

CBS Miami–01/03/2014

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Judge Orders Kosher Meals At State Prisons

Starting July 1st prisoners will have the option of kosher meals thanks to a federal judge who ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to offer kosher meals to “all prisoners with a sincere religious basis for keeping kosher.”

12/16/2013

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