Lawmakers Pump Up Prisons BudgetWhile slicing and dicing other areas of the budget, lawmakers plan to boost the state's spending on prisons by $43 million to address needs such as replacing vehicles and fixing leaky roofs and to wipe out a years-long deficit.
Judge Orders Kosher Meals At State Prisons Starting July 1st prisoners will have the option of kosher meals thanks to a federal judge who ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to offer kosher meals to "all prisoners with a sincere religious basis for keeping kosher."
Appeals Court Keeps Kosher Prison Meal Lawsuit AliveA Jewish prisoner's lawsuit seeking a kosher meal plan in Florida prisons can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Fla. Fugitive On The Run For 32 Years Captured In ColoradoA Florida murderer who escaped from prison more than three decades ago while serving a life sentence has been recaptured in Montrose County, Colorado.