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FL Corrections system’s reversal on transgender policy sways appeals court

A federal appeals court has sided with the Florida Department of Corrections in a dispute with a transgendered inmate who sought treatment for gender...

Harmful and inhumane prison conditions demand action by lawmakers, but is...

Last October, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch, appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, warned Florida lawmakers about growing tensions in the state’s prisons.“The...

The fate of seriously ill prisoners: shackled to a hospital bed...

Felicia Harvey wanted to help her big brother who was very sick.Brian Harvey was dying from colon cancer. His younger sister, who goes by...

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...

More elderly and ill prisoners would be eligible for release under...

State Rep. Bobby DuBose filed legislation this week that would expand the use of medical releases for gravely ill prisoners and create a system...

DeSantis backs plan to hire more prison inspectors and boost their...

Gov. Ron DeSantis is backing a plan to improve Florida’s prison inspection system.In his proposed $91.4 billion budget for next year, the Republican governor...

Disciplinary confinement in prison should be a “last resort,” and FL...

Following a series of inmate beatings and continued concerns about conditions at Florida’s state prisons, State Rep. Dianne Hart has filed legislation related to...

Overwhelmed and understaffed: FL’s 96 prison inspectors faced 10,991 investigations last...

When a corrections officer was arrested last week for a prison beating of her former brother-in-law, state Rep. Dianne Hart thanked the Florida Department...

Judge allows federal lawsuit over solitary confinement in Florida to continue

A federal judge will allow a group of Florida prisoners to continue their lawsuit against the state over the use of solitary confinement in...

Correction officer arrest in beating of an inmate at Central Florida...

A state correctional officer has been arrested for his role in the beating of an inmate at the prison system’s Central Florida Reception Center...

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