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Florida State Prison Guards Arrested For Drug Dealing

Two Florida State Prison guards were arrested in connection to a pain pill distribution ring, according to authorities.

07/01/2015

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Court Forces Prisons To Go Kosher

After more than a decade of legal wrangling, a federal judge has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to provide kosher meals to inmates, rejecting the state’s argument that the religious diet is prohibitively expensive.

05/01/2015

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Corrections Revamps Policies On Gassing Inmates, Use Of Force

The Florida Department of Corrections plans to disallow the use of chemicals on prisoners with respiratory issues and is working to reduce the use of force on mentally ill inmates.

04/14/2015

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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

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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

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