Coronavirus Protest: Florida Man Calls Attention To Prison Conditions By Encasing Self In ConcreteIn an effort to call attention to prison conditions during the coronavirus crisis, a Florida man encased himself in concrete outside the Governor's Mansion on Friday.
State, Groups Wage Court Fights Over Solitary Confinement In FloridaIn separate but parallel lawsuits, civil-rights and legal groups are challenging Florida’s use of solitary confinement in prisons and juvenile detention centers —- but are facing pushback from state agencies.
Florida Prison Overdoses Not Tracked Amid Contraband ProblemsFlorida’s prison system, the third-largest in the nation, has long faced issues with contraband drugs, yet the state agency that grapples with the problems does not track the number of inmates treated for overdoses.
Justice Dept. To Phase Out Use Of Private PrisonsThe U.S. Department of Justice says they will be phasing out their use of privately owned prisons.
Gov. Scott Orders Independent Analysis Of Florida PrisonsFlorida Governor Rick Scott has ordered an independent analysis of the state's prison system.
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.
Shuttered Florida Prisons Could Be Re-OpenedOne year after Florida closed several prisons to save money, the state insists it must re-open some of them because of a growing inmate population.
$70 Billion Budget Heads For Gov. Scott's DeskFlorida lawmakers signed off late Friday on a $70 billion budget that doesn't raise taxes, but eliminates thousands of jobs, slashes money going to hospitals and universities, and raises college tuition rates. The budget was the last significant action they took before adjourning the 2012 Legislative session at Midnight, the last possible moment.
I-Team: Inmates Scam IRS For RefundsThe CBS4 I-Team has uncovered a nationwide scam that's being run out of prisons everywhere and it has become rampant here in South Florida responsible for the likely theft of hundreds of millions of tax dollars from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with little to no repercussions.