Prison Guard Charged With Introducing ContrabandThe Florida Department of Corrections says a former Florida Panhandle prison guard has been arrested for allegedly introducing contraband into the facility where he worked.
Prison System To Appeal Kosher Food RulingIn the latest move in a long-running legal battle, the Florida Department of Corrections has given notice it will appeal rulings by a federal judge about providing kosher food to prisoners.
Gov. Scott Orders Independent Analysis Of Florida PrisonsFlorida Governor Rick Scott has ordered an independent analysis of the state's prison system.
Florida State Prison Guards Arrested For Drug DealingTwo Florida State Prison guards were arrested in connection to a pain pill distribution ring, according to authorities.
Court Forces Prisons To Go KosherAfter 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.
Corrections Revamps Policies On Gassing Inmates, Use Of ForceThe 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.
Prisons Chief To Seek Revamp Of Health Care Contracts
Bid To Keep Florida Prison Inspectors Quiet Sparks LawsuitA 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.
Prisons Chief Says Proposed Changes Already Underway
Former Prisons Chief Knocks Scott For Ignoring Real ProblemsThe former director of the state's prisons has knocked Governor Rick Scott for reportedly ignoring the crisis in the corrections' system.
New Prisons Chief Wants More Money, OversightFlorida'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.
Gay Marriage Another Win In Legal Career Fighting Status QuoBill 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.