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.
Florida Prison Guards Accused Of Assaulting InmateTwo Florida prison guards are facing federal charges, accused of assaulting an inmate.
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.
US Investigating Florida Prisoner's Death In Scalding ShowerA criminal investigation is underway in the death of a Florida inmate found in a scalding shower, U.S. Justice Department officials confirmed Wednesday.
Florida Prison Guards Arrested In Inmate BeatingTwo Florida prison guards are under arrest, accused of beating an inmate at a Florida prison earlier this year.
Florida House Calls For Changes In The State's PrisonsBody cameras could be headed into one state prison as part of a pilot program under a bill passed by the Florida House.
Corrections Revamps Policies On Gassing Inmates, Use Of ForceThe Florida Department of Corrections plans to disallow the use of chemicals on prisoners with respiratory issues and is working to reduce the use of force on mentally ill inmates.
Florida Prisons Chief: Unaware Of Any Further KKK Activity Florida prisons' chief Julie Jones said there is no further Ku Klux Klan activity by state prison officials, that she is aware of.
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.
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.
Senate Bill Targets Troubled Prison SystemAmid scrutiny over inmate deaths and alleged misconduct in Florida's prisons, a new bill is aimed at improving the system.