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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: 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...

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...

Moms condemn lengthy prison terms as Senate weighs sentencing reforms

Mothers of young men behind bars implored Florida lawmakers this week to reform decades-old sentencing guidelines that they say are unjust, excessive, and devastating...

Democratic lawmakers push sentencing reform bills

Looking to reduce a prison population nearing 100,000 inmates, Florida lawmakers are advancing a plan to let non-violent felons out of prison earlier if...

Florida sends too many juveniles to adult prisons. It’s no place...

Taylor Lawrance will celebrate her 19th birthday Saturday at the Florida Women’s Reception Center in Marion County. As inmate H48955, she will mark her next...

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