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State Lawmakers Weigh Possible Prison Reform

Ahead of this year’s Legislative session state lawmakers are turning their eyes to one of Florida’s most problematic state agencies: its prison system.

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In Court Filing, Alan Dershowitz Calls Sex Ring Allegations ‘Outrageously False’

The well-known lawyer says the allegations “created a media firestorm.”

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Judge Slams Florida For Not Providing Adequate Health Care To Needy Children

Florida is in hot water again for the way it treats medically needy children in the state.

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Trevor Aaronson Interviewed on CNN International About Jeffrey Epstein

FCIR’s executive director discussed the recent allegations against the South Florida billionaire financier.

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Lawsuit Filed Amid Gay Marriage Uncertainty

Ahead of a resolution of whether county clerks statewide can issue gay marriage licenses next week, an anti-gay rights group sued “a county clerk of courts, Orlando’s mayor and a judge in an effort to stop them from helping same-sex couples get married in Florida next week,” the Associated Press reports.

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Washington Post Delves Into Jeb Bush Emails, Business Ties

Ahead of Jeb Bush’s plan to release emails to the public next year from his eight years as Florida’s governor, The Washington Post recently requested the emails. The paper also recently reveled a lucrative business connection tied to Obamacare.

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Tallahassee Police Release Reporter’s Personal Info In Massive Records Request

The Tallahassee Police Department recently released hundreds of police reports involving Florida State University athletes—as well as the personal information of the reporter who requested the records.

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Need a Tax Deduction? FCIR Can Help

We could not do this work without the generous support of readers like you. Please show your support by making a tax-deductible gift this holiday season.

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Despite SCOTUS Ruling, Gay Marriage In Florida Hits New Legal Snag

Even though a recent ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States opens the door for gay marriage in the Sunshine State starting Jan. 6, same-sex marriage might still be rare in Florida.

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Feds Might Investigate Florida’s Prisons

After a year of controversies, officials at the U.S. Department of Justice are considering launching an investigations into the deaths of Florida inmates and whether the state is violating the constitutional rights of prisoners.

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