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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.”


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Shuttered Florida Prisons Could Be Re-Opened

One year after Florida closed several prisons to save money, the state insists it must re-open some of them because of a growing inmate population.


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Prisoner Back In Custody After Being Accidentally Released

Another prisoner was released by accident according to authorities in central Florida, but the prisoner is back in custody.


Joseph Jenkins (left) and Charles Walker (right) were released from prison after bogus documents showed they were to be set free. Both are convicted felons and have not been located.  (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Mistakingly Released Florida Killers Caught By Authorities

The two inmates, released from prison with bogus paperwork, were both captured Saturday night in Panama City.


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Oops! 2 Florida Men Mistakenly Released From Prison

Two convicted murderers are on the loose after both were mistakenly released from a Florida prison with forged documents, authorities said.

CBS Miami–10/17/2013