Florida prisons http://wlrn.org en The Florida Roundup: The Problems In Prisons http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-problems-prisons <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:55:35 +0000 Elaine Chen 35370 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: The Problems In Prisons July 11, 2014: Miami-Dade Prison Warden Suspended, Mayor Defends Budget http://wlrn.org/post/july-11-2014-miami-dade-prison-warden-suspended-mayor-defends-budget <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:33:56 +0000 Marva Hinton 35374 at http://wlrn.org Is There A Culture Of Abuse At Dade Correctional? http://wlrn.org/post/there-culture-abuse-dade-correctional <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Almost two years ago, Darren Rainey was found dead in a scalding-hot shower at Dade Correctional Institution. Despite several accounts that the 50-year-old, mentally ill inmate’s death was the result of abuse, no one has been held accountable, nor has the medical examiner completed an autopsy.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:22:41 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32777 at http://wlrn.org Is There A Culture Of Abuse At Dade Correctional? Felons, Drop-Outs And The Poor: Broward Wants To Hire You http://wlrn.org/post/felons-drop-outs-and-poor-broward-wants-hire-you <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">Felons, high-school dropouts and the poor might get a helping hand when looking for a job in Broward County. </span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">The County Commission is considering an ordinance that would require contractors to try and give half of those new contract-related jobs to hard-to-hire people.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:46:54 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29187 at http://wlrn.org Felons, Drop-Outs And The Poor: Broward Wants To Hire You Want To Buy A Prison? You're In Luck http://wlrn.org/post/want-buy-prison-youre-luck <p><strong>UPDATE 6/2/2014:</strong> The City of Pembrook Pines has won their bid for the empty prison. Mayor Frank Ortis says the City wanted to control what happened with the land which is not far from houses that fall within city limits.</p><p>------------------------------------------</p><p>A 66-acre plot of land off Sheridan Street has excellent security features, and it will soon be on the market.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The Broward County Correctional Institution, a former women’s prison, is being sold off by the state.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:24:18 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29242 at http://wlrn.org Want To Buy A Prison? You're In Luck Florida Considers Reopening Correctional Facilities http://wlrn.org/post/florida-considers-reopening-correctional-facilities <p>Florida might soon reopen several prisons, a year after closing them after the state projected a growing inmate population. Gov. Rick Scott announced the closing of prisons across the state as good news, saying it saved the state money.<br /><br />But next year, the Department of Corrections wants the legislature to reopen nine facilities from Miami to the panhandle. That will include two prisons, five work camps and two reentry centers.<br /> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:36:00 +0000 Julia Duba 23170 at http://wlrn.org Florida Considers Reopening Correctional Facilities