TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — The Florida House and Senate may soon be at odds over how to manage the state’s scandal-plagued prison system.READ MORE: Ronald Acuña's 1st Game In Miami Since Knee Injury, Leads Braves Past Marlins 5-3
A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday to create an independent oversight commission for the Department of Corrections. Meanwhile, minority Democrats in the House said Thursday that House Republican leaders reject that idea.
Rep. Darryl Rousson — the ranking Democrat on the House criminal justice appropriations subcommittee — says the House will budget more money for prison staffing, training, food and medical care.READ MORE: Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo Named To NBA's All-Defensive Second Team
The prison system has been rocked by a rash of inmate deaths and allegations that investigations into possible wrongdoing were squelched.
A spokesman for House Speaker Steve Crisafulli responded that House Republicans haven’t yet proposed a prison bill.MORE NEWS: Florida Tops 60,000 New COVID-19 Cases
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