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With FL prisons under pressure and understaffed, lawmakers reject alternatives to...

Florida’s burgeoning prison population — outstripping current staffing — could be reduced by sending more inmates to home-based corrections programs widely considered safe for...

FL Legislature 2021: Political climate bristling with tension about violence, racism,...

Florida’s approach to law enforcement and racial justice will be on trial in the upcoming legislative session, as lawmakers react to widespread racial unrest...

Bipartisan Senate panel: It’s time to get low-level drug offenders out...

Florida lawmakers on a key Senate panel want to keep low-level offenders out of state prison, particularly drug offenders who need treatment, not incarceration. The...

Appeals court overrules trial judge on police search that yielded drug...

Police officers were justified in ordering a man who'd apparently been sleeping in a parked, running car to open a door – leading to...

Forcing the accused to purchase their freedom creates a two-tiered system...

Bail reform has received a lot of buzz lately. Numerous states have implemented or are studying ways to make pretrial release systems more fair and...

Exonerated from Death Row, men will ask Gov. DeSantis to cancel...

Three men sentenced to death but later exonerated will appeal to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday to reconsider the death warrant he has signed...

It’s called ‘the Department of Corrections’ not ‘the Department of Punishment’

When it comes to reforming Florida’s criminal justice system, “everyone’s generally for it – the question is what that means,” Tallahassee lobbyist and clemency...

Some FL legislators are visiting inside state prisons, and they report...

(Warning to readers that the linked video contains violence.) Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch said his Inspector General is investigating a “deeply...

Jailing the mentally ill: Attorney General Moody looks for solutions

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody tells a story about the intersection of mental illness and law enforcement. It involves someone experiencing a mental breakdown...

So much for bold criminal justice reforms – modest changes to...

A measure that aims to make modest changes to some of Florida’s hard line criminal justice policies passed the Legislature Friday, and is now...

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