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More Florida Prison Guard Suspensions

As the state continues to deal with a slew of allegations of abuse and corruption in its prisons, another round of complaints have been filed and two prison guards in Florida have been suspended.

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New York Times: Florida Police Aren’t Being Prosecuted For Deadly Force

The New York Times reported last week that the state of Florida is not prosecuting police when they use lethal force. In fact, according to the Times, “in the past 20 years, not a single officer in Florida has been charged with using deadly force.”

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Miami Herald Reporting Prompts Policy Changes In Florida Prisons

After months of scathing reports, Florida’s Department of Corrections announced it will begin implementing a series of reforms within the state’s prisons. The changes are aimed at improving how guards treat mentally-ill inmates, as well as increase transparency in instances where things go wrong.

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Florida Jury Slammed Cigarette Company With Almost $24 Billion In Damages

This week a Florida jury imposed punitive damages of $23.6 billion on the country’s second largest cigarette company.

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Gov. Rick Scott’s Fundraising Event With CEO Of Private Prison Company Gets National Scrutiny

Gov. Rick Scott got some national media attention – again—this weekend following news that he held a campaign event in the home of the CEO of a controversial private prison company that operates a detention facility in Florida.

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Judge Throws Out Florida’s Gay Marriage Ban In The Keys

A circuit judge in Monroe County ruled Florida’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

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Inmate’s Gassing Death Latest In Complaints Against Florida Prisons

Florida’s Department of Corrections (DOC) is under fire again for another round of allegations of abuse and corruption in the state’s prisons.

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Human Rights Groups Call For Federal Investigation Into Scalding Death At South Florida Prison

A coalition of human rights and religious groups is asking the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to look into a scalding death that occurred at a state prison in South Florida.

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Former DEO Employee Wins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against The State

A former employee at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) won a lawsuit against the state. In the suit, she claims the DEO inappropriately reported thousands of Floridians to collections agencies, which has resulted in botched credit scores for many.

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Court Wants Another Ruling On Secret Redistricting Documents

The fight over whether 538 pages of confidential documents should have been made public during the 12-day redistricting trial continues.

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