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Polk County Jail Inmate Dies During Sleep

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Polk County Sheriff’s officials say a career criminal died in his sleep in a jail cell. Officials say 54-year-old Greg Mitchell Hughes of Lakeland was unresponsive when deputies tried to wake […]

CBS Tampa–07/21/2014

File photo of a prison shower cell. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Warden Suspended After Punishing Inmate With Scolding Hot Shower Until He Died

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.

98.7 The Fan–07/10/2014

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Inmate Found Hanging From Cell Door With Bed Sheet Around His Neck

Officials say a prisoner was found dead in his cell at the Hillsborough County Jail.

CBS Tampa–02/06/2014

Inmate Commits Suicide In Florida Keys Jail

Authorities say a jail inmate in the Florida Keys committed suicide in his cell.

CBS Tampa–10/05/2013

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Inmate Goes For Deputy’s Gun In Tampa Courtroom

An inmate faces more charges after authorities say he tried to grab a deputy’s gun while waiting for a hearing to start in a Hillsborough County courtroom.

07/31/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Signs Bill Speeding Up Capital Punishment

Florida is speeding up how quickly it carries out the death penalty.

06/15/2013

File photo of a table where lethal injections are performed. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Fla. Man Executed In Girl’s 1980 Slaying

Florida executed one of the longest-serving inmates on its death row Wednesday evening, 32 years after he kidnapped and murdered a 10-year-old girl who was riding her bike to school after a dentist put on her braces.

04/10/2013

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5 Prison Workers Suspended After Inmate’s Death

Five correctional employees have been suspended and a warden has been transferred after an inmate’s suspicious death at a north Florida prison.

10/05/2012

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