Prison

(Source: AP)

County Jails Nationwide At Risk In Disasters

When record-breaking floodwaters inundated a Florida jail, sending clothes dryers floating and natural gas seeping into the building that was running on generator power, no outside agency had the authority to force county officials to move the 600 men and women locked inside.

12/14/2014

(Source: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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

(Source: CBS4)

Second Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Gets Prison In Ponzi Case

A second former Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy has been sentenced to prison for falsely arresting a woman as part of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme operated by a disbarred lawyer.

07/24/2014

(Source: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Two Inmates Back In Florida Jail After Brief Escape

Two escaped inmates are back in a Panhandle jail after they escaped.

07/24/2014

(Source: AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Ex-Corrections Officer, Others Get Prison In Fraud

A former Miami-Dade County corrections officer and three others have been sentenced for operating an identity theft and tax fraud ring using identities of current and former prisoners.

07/20/2014

(Source: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Corrections Chief Installs New Leaders At Troubled Miami-Dade Prison

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.

07/18/2014

(Source: AP)

Warden Fired Over Prisoner’s 2012 Scalding Death

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.

07/17/2014

(Source: AP)

“Rock Doc” Sentenced To Nearly 6 Years In Prison

The “Rock Doc” has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. The South Florida doctor got the nickname for his spiky hairstyle and punk fashion. He was sentenced to prison for more than $2.5 million in attempted Medicare fraud.

06/13/2014

Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

S. Florida Killer, Robert L. Henry, Executed

A South Florida man who beat two women to death with a hammer and then set them on fire during a robbery is set to be executed by lethal injection Thursday evening.

CBS Miami–03/20/2014

Scott Rothstein (Source: CBS4)

Rothstein Scheduled To Testify In Federal Court

Convicted Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein is scheduled to testify for a former law firm colleague also charged in the $1.2 billion fraud.

02/01/2014

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