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.
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 […]
A Florida woman will spend life in prison for killing her ex-lover’s new girlfriend in northern Pennsylvania two years ago.
About 160 inmates were evacuated when an electrical fire broke out at a Tampa jail.
A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that left his wife dead.
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 […]
A female inmate tried to fight a deputy by biting him, only to lose her front teeth in the process.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The head of the union representing Florida’s corrections officers is calling on state lawmakers to hold community hearings on Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to close seven prisons and four work camps.
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a complaint from pen-pal services that challenged a Florida policy banning inmates from advertising themselves on the online sites.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A government contractor has been sentenced to three years in prison for lying to obtain housing on a Tampa Air Force base, illegally wearing a military uniform and keeping guns at his residence.