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.
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.
One of New Jersey’s “Real Housewives” has gone to the big house.
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.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed a new chief for Florida’s prison system amid scrutiny over inmate deaths, abuse and alleged cover- ups.
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.
Two escaped inmates are back in a Panhandle jail after they escaped.
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.
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.
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.