Top Florida Correctional Official Resigns


(11/26/2014)
After two years and a flurry of controversies, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews will resign at the end of the month. Following the resignation announcement, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Tim Cannon, a more than 20-year veteran of the department and its current deputy secretary, to serve as interim secretary.

Florida Gets Tough on Inmate Abuse


(09/17/2014)
More than a dozen employees of the Florida Department of Corrections have been fired following a crack down on employee misconduct. The department announced 13 officers, sergeants and other prison staff have been dismissed for separate incidents of inmate abuse at the Lancaster Correctional Institution in Trenton and the Northwest Florida Reception Center in Chipley. Two additional offers were dismissed for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

Jacksonville Debuts Transitional Facility for Inmates


(03/19/2014)
A new facility that looks like a high school and apartment complex combined awaits Florida inmates just released from the state’s prison system.

Florida Judge Limits Privatization of Prison Health Care


(12/18/2012)
A judge in Florida blocked efforts by the state’s Department of Corrections to privatize the delivery of health care in its prisons in an early December ruling.

Florida Looks to Expand Re-Entry Program With Federal Grants


(12/11/2009)
The Florida Department of Corrections was recently awarded a $750,000 federal grant to improve its offender re-entry program.