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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...

Ballooning overtime pay in FL prisons: One of the myriad problems...

Last year Florida paid $77 million in overtime to staff its state prisons, an exploding price tag stemming from the inability to hire and...

Florida House bill would allow inmates more time off for good...

A proposal intended to relieve stress on Florida’s correctional officers, save hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, and encourage good behavior by inmates has...

After brutal inmate beating, protest planned at Ocala prison Saturday

Former inmates and prisoner rights advocates are scheduled to gather on Saturday morning for a rally at Lowell Correctional Institution in Marion County, one...

Florida execution planned tomorrow

Florida is preparing to execute Gary Ray Bowles Thursday for one in a string of murders targeting gay men during the 1990s. If the...

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...

FL Dept. of Corrections says it fired one officer and disciplined...

The Florida Department of Corrections says it has terminated one employee and disciplined three others who joked about committing violence on inmates at correctional...

FL Dept. of Corrections bans socialist newspaper for inmates; critics protest

Civil liberties groups are protesting the Florida Department of Correction’s ban on allowing inmates to read The Militant, a socialist weekly newspaper published by...

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