Florida Department of Corrections
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.
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.
Prisoners in South Florida are helping pups prepare to service those in need while also helping themselves along the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man accused of hiring a hit man to kill his family is now serving time after his case was closed.
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.
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.