Rural Leaders Worry About ‘Devastating’ Prison ClosuresA plan to shutter up to four state prisons is alarming officials in Florida’s rural regions where correctional institutions have played an outsized role in providing jobs and supporting businesses for decades.
Florida Inmate COVID-19 Deaths Up To 189The death toll of Florida prison inmates from COVID-19 has reached 189, with two additional deaths listed Wednesday on the state Department of Corrections website.
Florida Inmate COVID Deaths Jump To 131Florida has added a dozen inmate deaths from COVID-19 during the past week, with the total up to 131, according to numbers released Thursday by the state Department of Corrections.
Florida Inmate COVID-19 Cases Near 16,000Florida is nearing 16,000 COVID-19 cases among prison inmates and 3,000 cases among corrections workers.
Florida Prison Coronavirus Toll Keeps ClimbingFlorida corrections officials on Tuesday reported 77 new coronavirus cases among prisoners and staff, as well as two more inmate deaths related to COVID-19.
Florida Inmate COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 70Five more Florida inmates have died from complications of COVID-19, bringing the death toll among prisoners to 70, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Corrections.
Nearly 11,000 Inmates Hit By COVID-19Nearly 11,000 state prison inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 and 63 have died, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
Inmate COVID-19 Deaths Up To 59 As Outbreaks ContinueThe number of Florida prison inmates who have died from COVID-19 increased to 59 on Wednesday, while corrections officials said they have taken additional steps to deal with outbreaks at two facilities.
Florida Inmate COVID-19 Cases Top 5,000The number of Florida prison inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 surpassed 5,000 on Friday, and the inmate death toll increased by one, according to data released by the state Department of Corrections.
Florida Prisons Grapple With COVID-19 Hitting WorkersThe number of Florida corrections workers known to be infected with COVID-19 has more than doubled during the past month, prompting state officials to launch emergency plans at two prisons where there are significant staffing shortages.
COVID-19 Inmate Deaths Increase To 21The number of Florida inmates who have died from COVID-19 has climbed to 21, while nearly 1,800 prisoners have tested positive for the disease, the Florida Department of Corrections reported on Tuesday.
Florida Inmate COVID-19 Cases Surpass 1,600The number of COVID-19 cases among Florida prisoners has surpassed 1,600, state corrections officials reported Friday.
Three More Inmates Die Of COVID-19Three Florida inmates died over the weekend from complications of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, the state Department of Corrections reported on Monday.
Number Of Infected Inmates Tops 1,400The number of state inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, surpassed 1,400 on Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
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.