Justice Dept. To Phase Out Use Of Private PrisonsThe U.S. Department of Justice says they will be phasing out their use of privately owned prisons.
Transgender Prisoner Sues Florida To Get Hormone TreatmentsA transgender prisoner has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections, claiming they are not allowing her to get her hormone treatments that were promised when she pleaded guilty in a murder case.
Florida Parole Board Reconsiders Releasing Prison HoudiniA man known as Florida's "prison Houdini" for a series of jail escapes may not be going anywhere anytime soon.
Prison Inmates Raising Kittens For AdoptionThere's a prison in Nevada where inmates are getting used to some cute, fuzzy new cellmates.
Inmate Dubbed 'Prison Houdini' May Be Freed After 36 YearsAn inmate known as the 'Prison Houdini' for a series of escapes may be freed after 36 years.
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.
Lawmakers Pump Up Prisons BudgetWhile 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.
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.
'Real Housewives' Star Makes Prison Her New HomeOne of New Jersey's "Real Housewives" has gone to the big house.
County Jails Nationwide At Risk In DisastersWhen 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.
Gov. Scott Names New Chief For PrisonsFlorida Governor Rick Scott has appointed a new chief for Florida's prison system amid scrutiny over inmate deaths, abuse and alleged cover- ups.