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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...

Senate budget chief: ‘You can’t incarcerate your way out of crime’

Nonviolent drug felons don’t belong in Florida’s expensive, overcrowded prisons, says state Sen. Rob Bradley, a prosecutor and a Republican, and the Senate Criminal...

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’s lack of dental care hurts low-income and rural residents

More Floridians live in areas where there is a lack of dental care than any other state in the nation, according to a new...

State Senate approves bill to let sick people smoke weed: House...

Sick Floridians are on the verge of having access to smokable medical marijuana.In a 34-4 vote on Thursday, the Florida Senate sent a bill...

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