Kosher Meals Make a Comeback In Florida


(02/13/2013)
Many Jewish inmates adhering to kosher diet standards have not had an ideal transition when it comes to food service in prison. Kosher meals have been a hot topic at prison’s throughout the country, as some states have banned them or placed heavy restrictions on who can be served a kosher meal.

Will Florida Follow in California’s Path?


(12/12/2012)
Some counties in Florida are worried about a current proposal on the table that could shift about 5,600 inmates from state prisons to county jails.

Fla. Prison Privatization Questioned


(05/04/2011)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A small group of politically influential companies could be awarded a contract worth millions of dollars in a legislative effort to privatize Florida’sprisonhealthcare services, according to reports.

Fla. May Privatize Prisons


(04/01/2011)
TALLAHASEE, Fla. — The Florida Senate has inserted language into its newly proposed budget that seeks to give corporations the chance to run correctional facilities and probation services in 18 counties in what some say could initiate a massive private takeover of public prisons.

Fla. Jail To Add Medical Facility


(02/24/2011)
The Hernando County Detention Center will build a new medical facility to fix problems with the existing medical area and provide better housing for juvenile offenders.

GEO Expands Southeast Operations


(10/06/2010)
The GEO Group expanded its presence in the Southeastern U.S. with the opening of more than 4,500 new beds at facilities in Georgia and Florida.

GEO and Cornell Announce Merger


(04/19/2010)
The GEO Group agreed a $685 million deal to acquire private corrections competitor Cornell Companies.

Florida Deploys Tents at State Prisons


(12/04/2009)
Corrections officials are preparing to house crowded inmates in military-style tents as the department faces record prison population levels and deep budget cuts.

Florida Tackles Prison Crowding With Tent City


(12/03/2009)
Corrections officials are preparing to house inmates in military-style tents as the department faces record prison population levels and deep budget cuts.

County Approves Courthouse Tower Plan


(12/03/2009)
County commissioners recently approved a revised plan to replace the 50-plus-year-old Broward County courthouse with a 17-story, 675,000-square-foot tower that is expected to cost $270 million.