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... used patients in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions to rip off insurance companies -- are facing federal prison when they are sentenced on Monday.
The gates of the state-run Big Pine Key Road prison closed for good April 14. Ashley Cook, press secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections, told the Keynoter that the prison's 60 inmates have been move to the Dade Correctional institution ...
While the legislation is primarily aimed at cracking down on dealers, critics say patients desperate for pain relief could also face prison if they buy counterfeit oxycodone and other painkillers laced with fentanyl. "There's a massive problem with ...
The 70-year-old is on track for early release from the federal prison camp in Pensacola, Florida, and plans to live at the Villages, which bills itself as a community "where everything you could possibly want, need or dream of doing in your retirement ...
Ian Manuel might have spent 26 years behind bars after he shot Debbie Baigrie in the face when he was just 13 years old, but he rarely felt alone.
Florida Man Faces 12 Years in prison for Trafficking Teen. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to more than a dozen years in prison for sexually trafficking a 15-year-old girl. U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard on ...
Citing shortcomings in mental-health services at a South Florida prison, state corrections officials are terminating a contract with a private health-care provider months before the deal was set to expire.
Fort Pierce, Fla. (AP) - A serial bank robber is facing a potentially lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to four stickups last year.
Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones says she's outraged over the inadequate mental health care services offered at a facility operated by one of Florida's private prison health care providers. So, she terminated that contract with ...
A new video called "#HeyJudy" from the USF Divest coalition urges USF administrators to stop investing in a number of industries that they don't support, such as private prison operators, tobacco companies, oil companies and weapons manufacturers.
OCALA, Fla. - A 29-year-old Louisiana man behind bars in Florida for threatening to kill Vice President Joe Biden will spend four more years in prison for sending a letter threatening to kill President Barack Obama. Kurt Michael Adams was an inmate at ...
Boston (AP) - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself Wednesday in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, taking his life on the same day his ex-teammates on the New England Patriots were set to visit the White ...
In examining a private prison, namely the Gadsden Correctional institution in North Florida, Richardson found that the prison saved money, but in a reprehensible way: it deprived inmates of necessary services such as heating, hot water and medical care.
Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) introduced a bill last year to dramatically lower the weight threshold to trigger a five-year mandatory federal prison sentence for fentanyl possession. And in Florida, where lawmakers seem to have exceptionally short memories, a ...
This undated file photo from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows convicted sex offender Clarence Dean, who was sentenced in New York on Monday, April 17, 2017, to 25 years to life in prison for strangling a woman to death in a Times Square ...
FILE - This undated file photo from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows convicted sex offender Clarence Dean, who was sentenced in New York on Monday, April 17, 2017, to 25 years to life in prison for strangling a woman to death in a Times ...
It has been a dozen years since Florida Studio Theatre first staged the haunting play "The Exonerated," about people on death row who were convicted of murder but later released when evidence revealed they were actually innocent.
A case of a pimp building debt inside a Florida correctional facility was one of multiple topics discussed during a presentation last month in Tallahassee.
Before Timothy Taffe aggressively tried to lure a 14-year-old girl he met at church into having sex with him, he had a long history of "creepy" and troubling behavior toward young girls and women in South Florida and Iowa, court records show. Several ...
According to the Criminal Justice Impact Conference, S.B. 1436 will have a "negative indeterminate" impact on prison beds, meaning the bill is expected to reduce incarceration and prison overcrowding in the state of Florida. Currently, about 100,000 ...
Harlem Suarez, the 25-year-old convicted this year of plotting to blow up a Florida Keys beach in allegiance to the Islamic State, could spend the rest of his life in federal prison. And that is plenty fair given the fact he purchased a suppposed bomb ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida officials say the number of arson wildfires has increased nearly 70 percent compared to last year.
BOWLING GREEN - A former defensive lineman at Bowling Green State University who admitted he placed a crushed sedative in a woman's drink at a local ...
St. John's County Sheriff's OfficeWhile federal judges are rebellling against the harsh penalties recommended by federal sentencing guidelines for possession of child pornography, Florida judges seem to think there is no such thing as a prison term ...
But there is a chance that even if he were granted parole, Wershe may be headed to a Florida prison. He was convicted in 2006 of felony racketeering conduct while behind bars in Florida, Gautz said. Wershe had been moved to Florida from Michigan for ...
Unless, of course, you're a Hardee Correctional institution inmate eager to match wits with students at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. On Monday morning, members of USFSM's Criminology Club are accepting an invitation to travel to ...
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The people who guard our state prisons are among the few who are likely to get raises from state lawmakers this year.
A six-year study of Florida prisons finds that age and gender are more significant than race in determining which inmates receive the harshest punishment that ...
Bekencia Leandre received a call from the inmate - whose name is redacted from Leandre's arrest report - when he escaped early on Aug. 6, 2015, from the West Palm Beach Community Release Center, Florida Department of Law Enforcement records ...
MIAMI - This article was written with students from three prisons in Miami-Dade County who are enrolled in writing classes offered by the nonprofit Exchange for Change.
Uber really wanted a trial and a death sentence for killer Michael Diffenderffer, not a life in prison term. Uber says he finally got some satisfaction this week after Diffenderffer, 48, suddenly died behind bars Sunday at Charlotte Correctional ...
Despite findings from Rep. David Richardson that the state has never conducted a financial audit to determine whether Florida's private prisons are saving ...
In addition to the prison term, Colquitt County Superior Court Judge Brian McDaniel also ordered Nancy Marie wells to serve 10 years' probation following her release.
prison officials are searching for a 51-year-old prisoner who walked away from Federal Prison Camp (FPC). Unit manager of FPC Pensacola, Eric Mamula, told Channel 3 News they learned Hector Mulero-Algarin went missing on Sunday, April 9.
The man who raped and murdered a West Boca nanny in 2004 killed himself by jumping from the second floor walkway of his prison cell block last year, according to a report released by law enforcement officials Tuesday. Other inmates told investigators ...
WILTON, N.Y. - At a state prison here that closed in 2014, a businessman from Florida envisions an Entertainment complex with a film studio, a concert venue and a theme park where visitors could battle zombies or play superheroes.
The attorney for 25-year-old Harlem Suarez says in court papers that his parents pressured him to reject a plea deal that carried a maximum 20-year prison sentence. The lawyer also points to Suarez's lack of previous criminal history and psychological ...
WOODSTOCK - More than 20 years after a Florida man sexually abused and assaulted three young girls in McHenry County, a judge sentenced him to 32 years in prison. McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather sentenced Robert Q. Maron on Friday for ...
Almighty Imperial gangsters Member Gets 25 Years in prison. A member of the Chicago-based Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation has been sentenced by a Florida federal judge to 25 years in prison in a violent racketeering case. | April 7, 2017, at 11:23 ...
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections said Wednesday that convicted killer Craig Price is accused of stabbing another inmate at a prison in Florida. Officials said the stabbing happened Tuesday. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was stable.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Notorious Rhode Island serial killer Craig Price is now accused of stabbing another inmate at a Florida prison, the Target 12 Investigators have learned. J.R. Ventura, a spokesperson for the R.I. Department of Corrections ...
The state-owned 10.17-acre prison property is leased to the Florida Department of Transportation. A contract between the DOT and Infrastructure corporation of America to oversee road maintenance along a large portion of U.S.
Nine individuals, including seven from South Florida, were sentenced to prison after participating in a $172 million insurance fraud scheme involving drug compounding at local pharmacies.
Several South Florida residents have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a $172 million insurance fraud, authorities said Friday.
A Florida woman was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after allegedly injecting a woman's buttocks with cement, Super Glue and other deadly toxins, ...
A Florida woman was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after allegedly injecting a woman's butt with cement, Super Glue and other deadly toxins.
Matthew Notebaert, right, looks back at family members in the courtroom as he stands with his attorney Steven Bell Thursday morning, May 8, 2014 facing charges of vehicular homicide and of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Geiger didn't die until last year after he was transferred from Dade to Lake Correctional Institute. ... She's since moved from Florida to try to escape the horror of what happened to her son, a boy mentally ill since the age of 13, in this state's ...
Democrats and Republicans working together might sound like a tall tale in the current political climate, but there is a bipartisan movement swelling in the Florida Legislature to reform the state's Draconian criminal justice laws. It's reform that's ...


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