Prison

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Lawmakers Pump Up Prisons Budget

While slicing and dicing other areas of the budget, lawmakers plan to boost the state’s spending on prisons by $43 million to address needs such as replacing vehicles and fixing leaky roofs and to wipe out a years-long deficit.

06/10/2015

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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

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Teresa Giudice (R) and her husband Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice leave Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

‘Real Housewives’ Star Makes Prison Her New Home

One of New Jersey’s “Real Housewives” has gone to the big house.

01/05/2015

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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

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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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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

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Two Inmates Back In Florida Jail After Brief Escape

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

07/24/2014

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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

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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

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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

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