Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed a new chief for Florida’s prison system amid scrutiny over inmate deaths, abuse and alleged cover- ups.
One year after Florida closed several prisons to save money, the state insists it must re-open some of them because of a growing inmate population.
Florida lawmakers signed off late Friday on a $70 billion budget that doesn’t raise taxes, but eliminates thousands of jobs, slashes money going to hospitals and universities, and raises college tuition rates. The budget was the last significant action they took before adjourning the 2012 Legislative session at Midnight, the last possible moment.
The CBS4 I-Team has uncovered a nationwide scam that’s being run out of prisons everywhere and it has become rampant here in South Florida responsible for the likely theft of hundreds of millions of tax dollars from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with little to no repercussions.