Inmate Numbers Expected To Increase In Florida During Fiscal YearAfter inmate populations in Florida prisons plummeted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of prisoners is expected to increase 7.1 percent during this fiscal year, state analysts projected in a report posted online Wednesday.
COVID-19 Causes Two More Inmate DeathsTwo more Florida prisoners have died of complications related to COVID-19, bringing the death toll among state prisoners to seven, according to a report issued by the Florida Department of Corrections on Thursday.
Coronavirus Update: Thousands Of Florida Inmates Exposed To Covid-19Florida Department of Corrections officials on Friday reversed course and released comprehensive data about thousands of inmates who have been exposed to the coronavirus while incarcerated.
Coronavirus Impact: COVID-19 In Florida Prisons Puts Inmates, Families On EdgeThe spread of the virus to inmates and prison workers has fueled panic among detainees and their loved ones. Even before COVID-19 showed up in the state’s prisons, corrections officials canceled face-to-face visitations, cutting off one of the ways families and friends can communicate with inmates.
Coronavirus Update: Two Florida Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19Two inmates at a Northwest Florida prison have tested positive for COVID-19, the Florida Department of Corrections said Sunday.
Court Rejects Challenge To Florida Parole LawA federal appeals court rejected an inmate's challenge to an increase in the number of years between parole interviews for Florida prisoners.
Palm Beach County Wins Grant For Jail SystemPalm Beach County has won funding to find ways to reduce the amount of people unnecessarily in jail.
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.
BSO: Escaped Prisoner Still At Large A prisoner who escaped in Weston Thursday evening is still at large, according to Broward Sheriff's Deputies.
Deputies Searching For Escaped Prisoner In WestonBroward Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a prisoner who escaped in Weston after being arrested on Thursday evening.