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Prison News | Florida

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Florida. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.

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Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

  • Riot sparked by bet at Avon Park juvenile center
    Three Cup O' Noodle soup servings were at the heart of a riot that destroyed 18 buildings, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage at a Highlands County juvenile detention facility Saturday night....[more]

  • Violent Attack in Jail Transport Van
    After being arrested at a resort Saturday night, an intoxicated man kicked another inmate on the way to the Pinellas County Jail, causing life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Leonard David Lanni Jr., 36, of St. Pete Beach was drunk ......[more]

Suicides in Prison

  • Inmate at Florida Panhandle jail dead from apparent suicide
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - An inmate at a Florida Panhandle jail is dead from a suspected suicide. The Bay County Sheriff's Office reports that 32-year-old Robert Charles Batty Jr. was found dead in his cell Tuesday night. He appeared to have ......[more]

  • Marion County jail inmate commits suicide
    The sheriff's office said Loiacono apparently told other inmates he would kill himself if he got a long prison sentence, but that information was never given to jail authorities. ...[more]

Workplace & Industry News, and Science & Tech News

  • Florida Fires 13 Prison Employees In Crackdown
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State prison officials did some major house cleaning this week, firing a total of 13 people, in the wake of widespread abuse allegations.

    The Florida Department of Corrections on Friday announced the dismissal of three officers and two sergeants for punching and kicking a prisoner at Lancaster Correctional Institution....[more]


  • Marshall University Forensic Science DNA analyst presents property crimes research
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Season E. Seferyn, M.S.F.S., a Parentage DNA analyst at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center, presented findings from a property crimes project at a conference sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

    The presentation titled, “A Comparison of 1,600 Property Crime Cases from Miami, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina,” addressed findings from DNA test results of evidentiary items recovered from crime scenes from each jurisdiction....[more]


  • Corrections union files complaint against state over holidays
    The state is trying to illegally take away time off from corrections officers, according to a complaint filed by the workers' union. Teamsters Local 2011, a union representing 17,000 employees of the Department of Corrections, filed the ......[more]

  • VIOLATION TO COST PRISON SYSTEM $600K; The state strikes a deal with the Labor Department to give 710 workers back pay or time off.
    Florida's prison system, grappling with a chronic budget deficit, must give $600,000 in money or extra time off to hundreds of workers who were not paid while they were on duty....[more]

  • Inmate Charged With Rape, Murder Of Corrections Officer
    The Department of Corrections said a prison guard was killed Wednesday at the hands of an inmate at the Tomoka Correctional Institution. ...[more]

  • Correctional officers to get tasers
    According to Cheryl Runyon, chief of budget for the Jacksonville Sheriff...[more]


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