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Florida’s Civil Commitment Center a “Living Death Sentence” by David Reutter According to state officials, the Florida Civil Commitment Center (FCCC), which holds up to 720 residents billed as the worst sexual predators in the state, is necessary to ensure public safety. For Correct Care Recovery Solutions, a spin-off company ...
Florida County Votes against New Jail on Former EPA Superfund Site, Opts to Stay in Flood Zone by Panagioti Tsolkas Controversy arose at a November 12, 2015 Escambia County Commission meeting in Pensacola, Florida over a plan to construct a new jail. The county’s old jail had been damaged by ...
Publication • January 27, 2017
Contract Management of Private Correction Facilities - Audit Report, FL OIG, 2005 Internal Audit Report Number 2005-61 D M S Department of Management Services OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL Evaluation Report Contract Management of Private Correctional Facilities June 30, 2005 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PURPOSE OF AUDIT This review was requested by the ...
Publication • January 13, 2017
HRDC NPAP CLE Seminar on Representing Victims of Law Enforcement Misconduct on the Street and in the Cell Block, March 2017 Upcoming CLE Seminar: Representing Victims of Law Enforcement Misconduct on the Street and in the Cell Block The South Florida-based Human Rights Defense Center in collaboration with the National ...
Krome Detention Center has Long History of Detainee Abuse by David Reutter Immigration reform was a recurring theme in the recent presidential election. The national debate has focused on what should be done with the millions of undocumented immigrants who reside in the United States, but as events at the ...
Model Mental Health Care Diversion System Started by Miami Judge by David Reutter Thanks to the efforts of Florida Eleventh Circuit Court Judge Steve Leifman, Miami-Dade County is leading the way in how police and the courts deal with the mentally ill. As PLN has reported over the years, jails ...
Publication • November 17, 2016
Operation of Residential Programs Rules, FL DOC, 2010 63E-7: Operation of Residential Programs 63E-7.001 Purpose and Scope. This rule establishes the requirements for the department’s administration and operation of residential commitment programs for juvenile offenders, with the exception of sheriff’s training and respect programs and expedition programs specifically addressed in ...
Article • November 1, 2016
Filed under: Work Release, Escapes
Florida Supreme Court: Unauthorized Absence from Work is 'Escape from Custody' for Work Release Prisoner by Lonnie Burton In a decision handed down on September 3, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the escape conviction of a man who left his work site without permission while he was on work ...
Article • October 25, 2016
Federal Prison Worker Awarded Back Pay after Grievance Settled at Arbitration by Lonnie Burton The American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals, Local 510 (AFGE) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a settlement agreement on August 9, 2001, which provided for back pay with ...
$290,000 Settlement for Federal Prisoner in Medical Negligence, Loss of Hearing Claim by Lonnie Burton On December 17, 1999, the United States agreed to pay $290,000 to a federal prisoner who permanently lost his hearing after he received inadequate medical care during his incarceration at two federal prisons in Florida. ...
Florida Jail Policy Changes, but Housing Naked Suicidal Detainees Together Continues by The rape of a pretrial detainee and a subsequent lawsuit forced Florida’s Duval County Jail (DCJ) to change its policies in housing. Advocates, however, argue the new policy is still “incredibly ill-advised.” Mark Baker, 35, was arrested for ...
Oregon Habeas Cognizable to Challenge Confinement in Florida and Colorado under Interstate Compact by In a pair of rulings, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that prisoners incarcerated in other states under the Interstate Corrections Compact (ICC) may challenge the conditions of their confinement in habeas corpus actions against Oregon ...
GEO Group Still Invests in Florida Politics by Prison Legal News has long reported on the financial partnership between for-profit prison firm GEO Group and Florida politicians – a “legacy of corruption,” as detailed in PLN’s March 2011 cover story. GEO’s Political Action Committee (PAC) in Florida, where the company ...
$340,000 Settlement for Federal Prisoner Severely Beaten by Cellmate While Handcuffed by Lonnie Burton On October 2, 1997, the United States agreed to pay a federal prisoner a total of $340,000 to settle a lawsuit filed just months earlier alleging that negligence and deliberate indifference on the part of prison ...
BOP Settles Race and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit for $30,000 by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled a race and disability discrimination claim brought by an employee in October 2001 for $30,000.00. The employee, Moses Manual Linen, was a lieutenant at Federal Correctional Institution Marianna, Florida when he was allegedly ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Bearden v. McKeithen et al, FL, Amended Complaint, jail suicide PTSD, 2011 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION ESTATE OF MAUREEN BEARDEN, by JAMES BEARDEN as Personal Representative of the Estate, and on behalf of the Survivors, Elizabeth and Brooke Villella, ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Filed under: Evidence
Brown et al v. Haddock et al, FL, Plf Res in Opposition of Def Mot for Bifurcation, overlapping evidence, 2011 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION RALPH WALTER BROWN, et al., Plaintiffs, Case No.: 5:10-cv-130-RS v. HON. BOBBY HADDOCK, et al., ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Filed under: Sentencing, Juveniles
Falcon v. State, FL, Decision, forbidding LWOP for juveniles, 2015 Supreme Court of Florida ____________ No. SC13-865 ____________ REBECCA LEE FALCON, Petitioner, vs. STATE OF FLORIDA, Respondent. [March 19, 2015] PARIENTE, J. The issue in this case is whether the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama, 132 ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Jenkins et al v. City of Tallahassee et al, FL, Mot to Deny SJ until Discovery Resolved, disclosure police internal records, 2014 IN THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION JOANNE JENKINS, et al., Plaintiff, vs. CASE NO. 4:03cv208-SPM/AK CITY OF TALLAHASSEE, et al., Defendant. MOTION TO ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Ealy v. GEO Group, 11th Cir, Appellant Brief, RA limitations sovereign immunity, 2015 No. 14-14199 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT EARVIN EALY, Plaintiff/Appellant, v. GEO GROUP, INC., et al. Defendant/Appellees. On Appeal from the United States District Court For the Middle District of Florida, ...
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