Miami Federal Judge Rules On Prisons Serving Kosher MealsInmates of Florida's prisons who request kosher meals will now get them because it's the law.
Court Forces Prisons To Go KosherAfter more than a decade of legal wrangling, a federal judge has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to provide kosher meals to inmates, rejecting the state's argument that the religious diet is prohibitively expensive.
Retired Probation Officer Accused Of Scam Gets Lower BondA retired probation officer is behind bars, accused of ripping off several of the people he once supervised.
Florida Prison Workers Accused Of Plotting To Kill InmateThree current and former prison employees were members of the Ku Klux Klan who planned to kill a former inmate who is black, according to Florida officials.
Florida Prisons May Get More Oversight After ScandalsSome Florida legislators are pushing for a proposal that would strip Florida Governor Rick Scott of complete control of the state's prison system amid distrust over the way the system has been run.
State House, Senate May Conflict Over Prison OversightThe Florida House and Senate may soon be at odds over how to manage the state's scandal-plagued prison system.
Senate Panel Hears Of Alleged Corruption In Corrections Dept.
Bid To Keep Florida Prison Inspectors Quiet Sparks LawsuitA group of Department of Corrections employees have filed a lawsuit challenging a new policy meant to keep them from revealing what's going on in the troubled prison system.
Florida Executes Ringleader Of 1993 Panhandle Rape, MurderThe ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola banker and the rape of the banker's wife, was executed by the state on Thursday.
Demand For Florida Prison-Death Investigations GrowingState law enforcement officials asked legislators for additional funds Monday to keep up with the growing demand for death investigations at Florida's troubled prisons.
Court Greenlights Lawsuit Against Liquor Store In DUI DeathA lawsuit against a liquor store that sold alcohol to a minor involved in a 2011 car accident that killed a Jacksonville woman has been given the green light by a state appeals court this week.
Scott Names Environmental Protection, Elder Affairs LeadersJonathan Steverson, who for the past two years has overseen one of the state's five water-management districts, will head the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as Gov. Rick Scott begins a second term.
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.
Scott Urged To Make Interim Secretaries Permanent At DCF, DJJAs he gets ready to start a second term, Gov. Rick Scott will have to choose leaders for the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Federal Probe Sought Into Florida Prison Death Lawyers for an inmate who died at a Florida prison after telling her family that a prison guard had threatened her life are asking the U.S. Department of Justice for an investigation.