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Mexican Cartel ‘Queen’ Gets 70 Months In Plea Deal

An accused Mexican drug trafficker known as the “Queen of the Pacific” has been sentenced to 70 months in prison in federal court in Miami.

07/25/2013

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Woman Charged With Stealing From Disabled Group Home Residents

A Putnam County woman has been charged with stealing more than $20,000 from residents of a group home she owned.

04/11/2013

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Cops: Fla. Man Robs Store Hours After Prison Release

A man is back behind bars after authorities say he robbed a central Florida convenience store just hours after getting out of prison for armed robbery.

03/25/2013

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2 Florida Mothers Get Prison For Staging Car Wrecks

Two South Florida mothers have been sentenced to prison for their roles in staging car accidents to commit fraud on insurers.

01/15/2013

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Gavel Club Helps Inmates Sharpen Speaking Skills

Steady applause from men dressed in blue-grey prison uniforms preceded Steven Petrarca as he stood planted behind the chapel lectern at Wakulla Correctional Institution.

01/14/2013

One of President Obama's nominees is Florida state judge Darrin Gayles, who would be the first openly gay black man to serve on the federal bench if confirmed by the Senate.  (credit: Thinkstock)

Florida Judge Skeptical Of Prison Privatization

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is raising questions about whether it was legal for the state to move ahead with a plan to privatize nearly 3,000 jobs in the state’s prisons. Circuit Judge […]

CBS Tampa–11/19/2012

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Florida Woman Gets Life In Prison After Killing Ex-Lover’s New Girlfriend

A Florida woman will spend life in prison for killing her ex-lover’s new girlfriend in northern Pennsylvania two years ago.

09/10/2012

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Inmates Moved When Fire Breaks Out At Tampa Jail

About 160 inmates were evacuated when an electrical fire broke out at a Tampa jail.

07/16/2012

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Man Gets 25 Years For DUI Crash That Killed Wife

A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that left his wife dead.

CBS Tampa–07/14/2012

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35-State Study: Florida Led In Increasing Prison Time

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida led 35 states in a study issued Wednesday with a whopping 166 percent increase in the estimated average time that released prisoners spent behind bars over a 19-year span. The […]

06/06/2012

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