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State senators want more rehabilitation for inmates and incentives to shorten...

A bipartisan effort advancing this week in the state Senate would bolster prison rehabilitation programs to allow inmates to earn shorter sentences.That concept, called...

FL Legislature 2021: Top corrections chief says state prison system is...

In an alarming portrait of Florida's prisons, state Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch recently warned lawmakers that the system is woefully understaffed and...

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...

Should elderly and gravely ill inmates be released from FL state...

Thousands of elderly and gravely ill inmates in Florida state prisons could be released early without risk to public safety, according to criminal-justice reformers...

Undisclosed inmate deaths caught FL lawmakers off guard; now another death,...

Update: A third and a fourth inmate known to have died of COVID-19 in Florida's state prison system were all inmates at Blackwater River...

Proposal to cap THC in medical pot emerges in the Florida...

A plan to limit medical marijuana’s potency is gaining support as the 2020 Florida Legislature moves into its final two weeks.On Friday, Sen. Gayle...

Senators on sentencing reform: Sometimes justice demands a second chance

A package of criminal justice reforms that would put fewer Floridians behind bars was approved Tuesday by senators who said it represents justice overdue.“This...

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...

Reducing reliance on foreign oil: State lawmakers promote electric vehicle options...

Predicting a surge in the use of electric vehicles in the Sunshine State, Florida lawmakers are sponsoring various bills to promote transportation technologies and...

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...

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