The new leadership at the troubled Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) is working to ensure no one speaks out about problems at the state agency. However, whistleblowers in the state are looking to block this new policy.
State lawmakers grilled child welfare officials about troubles with child death reports coming out of their agency.
After the resignations of top state officials in two departments, aggressive reporting by the The Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald is raising some questions about who is watching the watchers.
The trial of a man who is accused of brutally murdering his cellmate in a Florida prison has been delayed after The Miami Herald recently raised some concerns over how officials handled the investigation of the death, which may have been a set up.
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.
Now that Gov. Rick Scott’s contentious re-election is over, a lot of previously-requested information is making its way to reporters-- even though there is evidence some of the information was ready for release well before Election Day.