Florida Department of Corrections
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.
Growing up is hard enough for some children, but it’s even harder for children with incarcerated fathers.
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.”
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.
Another prisoner was released by accident according to authorities in central Florida, but the prisoner is back in custody.
The two inmates, released from prison with bogus paperwork, were both captured Saturday night in Panama City.
Two convicted murderers are on the loose after both were mistakenly released from a Florida prison with forged documents, authorities said.