Florida Department of Corrections

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Prisons Chief To Seek Revamp Of Health Care Contracts

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones announced Friday she intends to rebid contracts worth about $1.4 billion with private companies to provide health-care services to the state’s 100,000 inmates. […]

02/20/2015

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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.

02/11/2015

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Prisons Chief Says Proposed Changes Already Underway

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones told a Senate panel Monday that her agency is already implementing most of the changes included in a sweeping bill […]

02/02/2015

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

Former Prisons Chief Knocks Scott For Ignoring Real Problems

The former director of the state’s prisons has knocked Governor Rick Scott for reportedly ignoring the crisis in the corrections’ system.

02/01/2015

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New Prisons Chief Wants More Money, Oversight

Florida’s new prison chief is asking for more money and more oversight. All this two weeks after taking the helm of Florida Department of Corrections.

01/20/2015

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Gay Marriage Another Win In Legal Career Fighting Status Quo

Bill Sheppard and his wife Betsy White spent seven hours on the road Saturday to watch their clients tie the knot at a small, poolside ceremony in the rural Panhandle community of Chipley.

01/15/2015

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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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