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File photo of an empty hospital room. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Moms: Inmates Sickened After Traveling In Hot Van

Authorities are investigating after four inmates were left with little ventilation inside a prison van with no air conditioning during a 200-mile trip from Avon Park to a prison hospital and reception facility in Lake Butler.

CBS Tampa–07/30/2014

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Scott: Capture Prisoners Then See What Went Wrong

Gov. Rick Scott says law enforcement needs to first capture two murderers who escaped from a Franklin County prison and then find out what went wrong.

CBS Tampa–10/17/2013

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Florida To Offer Kosher Meals In All State Prisons By End Of Year

Florida is moving ahead with a plan to offer kosher meals in all state prisons by the end of the year, a corrections official testified at a hearing Tuesday on a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit demanding such a program.


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