Coronavirus Impact: First Florida Inmates Die Of COVID-19Two inmates at a Northwest Florida prison have died as a result of COVID-19, the local medical examiner’s office confirmed on 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 Senate Passes Bill To Reduce Prison Beatings, DeathsA newly passed bill is aiming to change the scandal-plagued Florida prison system by reducing prison beatings and deaths.
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.
State House, Senate May Conflict Over Prison OversightThe Florida House and Senate may soon be at odds over how to manage the state's scandal-plagued prison system.
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.
66-Year-Old Inmate Found Dead In Sarasota Jail A jail inmate was found dead in his cell on Saturday, according to Sarasota authorities.
Detectives Investigating Polk County Inmate's DeathAuthorities are investigating the death of an inmate in Central Florida.
Gov. Scott Names New Chief For PrisonsFlorida Governor Rick Scott has appointed a new chief for Florida's prison system amid scrutiny over inmate deaths, abuse and alleged cover- ups.
DOC Launches Transparency Database Of Inmate Deaths The Department of Corrections (DOC) launched a database Tuesday meant to bring some light to inmate deaths.
Emails Detail Days After Inmate's Gruesome Death At Dade PrisonEmails sent by Jim Cumming, the former Dade Correctional Institution, in the days after a mentally ill inmate's scalded body was found in a puddle of water in a shower provide very few details about what actually happened.
Prison Chief Promises To Expose Truth In Inmate Death The Florida Department of Corrections Secretary spoke Thursday at the same place where an inmate had died back in 2012 after being left in a scalding hot shower.