Florida Department of Corrections

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Gov. Scott Names New Chief For Prisons

Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed a new chief for Florida’s prison system amid scrutiny over inmate deaths, abuse and alleged cover- ups.

12/10/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Announces New Prisons Chief

Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Julie Jones as secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, effective January 5th, 2015.

12/10/2014

Florida Department of Corrections  Secretary Mike Crews (Source: CBS4)

State Corrections Chief Resigns

Amid reports of abuse by state prison guards, allegations of retaliation against whistleblowers and a multimillion-dollar deficit, Gov. Rick Scott’s corrections chief, Mike Crews, has announced that he’s stepping down.

11/24/2014

Ronald McCoy (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Escaped Inmate From Dade C.I. Possibly In Tampa Area

An inmate at a state prison in Miami-Dade County is on the loose after he escaped on Halloween.

11/01/2014

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Federal Probe Sought In Florida Prison Death

Lawyers for an inmate who died at a Florida prison after telling her family that a prison guard had threatened her life are asking the U.S. Department of Justice for an investigation.

10/08/2014

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Florida Corrections Dept. Fires 32 Workers

In what has become a frequent exercise, Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews has fired 32 more workers accused of breaking the law, including three prison guards involved in the gassing death of an inmate at a Panhandle prison four years ago.

09/21/2014

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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

(Source: AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

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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