Report: Florida Failed To Protect Female Inmates From Sexual AbuseFor more than a decade, the state has failed to protect inmates at Florida’s largest women’s prison from sexual abuse by the staff, according to a report released by federal officials.
Florida Inmate COVID-19 Total Tops 17,000More than 17,000 Florida prison inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic started, according to updated numbers posted online Friday by the state Department of Corrections.
Investigation Launched After Video Shows Florida Prison Guards Beat InmateState corrections officials are investigating after a video posted to YouTube shows a group of officers beating an inmate on the lawn of a Florida prison.
Operations Back To Normal After 5 Melees In Florida PrisonsOfficials say Florida's prison system has resumed normal operations following five recent inmate uprisings at facilities across the state.
Lawmakers Pump Up Prisons BudgetWhile slicing and dicing other areas of the budget, lawmakers plan to boost the state's spending on prisons by $43 million to address needs such as replacing vehicles and fixing leaky roofs and to wipe out a years-long deficit.
Florida Fires 11 Prison Employees In Crackdown In the wake of abuse allegation, Florida prison officials fired six more employees.
Controversy Over Kosher Meals In Florida PrisonsPeanut butter, sardines and cabbage may be healthy options for some scrupulous dieters. But Florida prison inmates whose kosher meals are comprised primarily of those three staples served cold seven days a week say the chow isn't just nutritionally inadequate, it's plain gross.
Bogus Prison Release Lands Florida Inmate Back In CourtOne of two convicted murderers captured last weekend after mistakenly being released from a Florida prison went before a judge today.
Study: Florida Prison Terms Increasing, Costing State $1 BillionWhile some violent crime may be ticking down nationwide, the length of prison stays continues to grow, especially in the Sunshine State.
Scott OKs Deal With TV Show Filming At Fla. PrisonGov. Rick Scott has approved a contract with a cable television reality program to film at a state prison in the Florida Panhandle.
Scott: Fla. Prison Privatization Hinges On SavingsGov. Rick Scott said a massive South Florida prison privatization plan won't fly if it doesn't save the state money.