A Leon County circuit judge has blocked a plan to privatize 29 Florida prison facilities, claiming the way the law authorized the change violated the Florida constitution. The state had planned to seek bids on the program Friday, but that was immediately canceled by the ruling.
The first 12-year old in America to be sentenced to life in prison without parole, speaks for the first time, from behind bars, with CBS4 Chief Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen.
Guerdwich Montimere, a 22-year-old man who posed as a Texas high school basketball player after graduating from Dillard High, has accepted a plea deal in Texas and will serve three years in prison.
In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, nearly 200 Miami area children visited their incarcerated parents and learned about the virtues of “being an American.”
A former top Bolivian counternarcotics official and a co-conspirator pleaded guilty Thursday to federal cocaine trafficking charges, promising to help U.S. drug investigators in hopes of shaving years off their prison sentences.
A West Palm Beach man was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for his role in a $1.3 million precious metals investment fraud scheme.
Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton is asking for a reduced prison sentence. He faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison at his sentencing hearing June 23 in Tampa federal court.
Multiplatinum-selling rapper Ja Rule is set to go to prison, but he’s leaving fans with an album on the way.
The Republican mantra of get tough on criminals gave way slightly this year to measures aimed at helping some criminals and ex-offenders break the cycle of crime while saving the state money.
For starving her 13-month-old daughter, a Key Largo woman will serve 13 years behind bars.