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Florida needs to spend at least $2.2 billion to fix a “perfect storm” of problems in its prisons

A new report says Florida prisons need $2.2 billion in repairs, retrofits and staffing to address “‘immediate” needs.
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Florida inmates and prisons grapple with ‘oppressive’ heat

In Florida’s unairconditioned prisons, advocates for inmates say cooling efforts fall short at some facilities.

A challenge to Florida prison solitary confinement ends

The Florida Department of Corrections has fended off a lawsuit over the use of solitary confinement in prisons.
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Former inmates and employers join fight to save Bradenton Bridge

Update 12 May 2016: The Department of Corrections has extended the contract (with revised terms) for Bradenton Bridge. An all-female inmate transitional facility in Bradenton could close soon because its contract has not been renewed...

Columnist Paula Dockery and State Senator Greg Evers address issues facing the State Prison System

Columnist Paula Dockery and State Senator Greg Evers address issues facing the State Prison System

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