Gov. Ron DeSantis Says Prison COVID-19 Cases A ‘Discrete’ IssueGov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday the state has not had a “huge spread” of the coronavirus in the prison system, even as corrections officials reported 120 more cases among inmates and a ninth prison with an outbreak.
COVID-19 Cases Soar In Two Florida PrisonsThe number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at two Florida prisons has skyrocketed in the last week, according to a report released by the Florida Department of Corrections on Friday.
Coronavirus Cases At Florida Prisons Continue To ClimbFlorida Department of Corrections officials on Monday said 119 inmates and 84 corrections workers have tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus Continues To Spread At Northwest Florida PrisonFour more inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Northwest Florida private prison where a total of 40 people have contracted the highly contagious virus, the Florida Department of Corrections said Saturday.
Coronavirus Continues To Spread In State Prison SystemFour inmates at a Northwest Florida prison have tested positive for COVID-19, doubling the tally of confirmed cases within the facility’s inmate population in 24 hours, state corrections officials said Monday.
Possibility Of Coronavirus Outbreak In Florida Prisons Sparks FearAs the number of Florida corrections workers testing positive for COVID-19 grows, fears of an outbreak in the nation’s third-largest prison system have gripped employees, inmates, and their loved ones.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes Hike In Prison SpendingGov. Ron DeSantis on Monday called for a flurry of new spending to alleviate worker shortages in Florida’s correctional system, as he acknowledged “morale has been low” in prison facilities.
Florida Prison Population To Remain Above 95,000Florida’s prison population is expected to remain above 95,000 inmates in the coming years, according to new estimates released by state analysts.
Study: Florida Prisons Understaffed And DeterioratingA new report that shows Florida's prisons are in a miserable state is shedding an unflattering light on the Department of Corrections.
Audit Details 'Dangerous' Understaffing At Florida Prisons A new audit concluded Florida's prisons are so "chronically understaffed" that an emergency should be declared for the safety of the corrections officers and inmates.
Gov. Scott Orders Independent Analysis Of Florida PrisonsFlorida Governor Rick Scott has ordered an independent analysis of the state's prison system.