File photo of a firetruck. (Photo by Ann Tornkvist/Getty Images)

Inmates Moved When Fire Breaks Out At Tampa Jail

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


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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 […]


File photo of a woman's teeth. (Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Getty Images)

Female Inmate Loses Front Teeth While Biting Deputy

A female inmate tried to fight a deputy by biting him, only to lose her front teeth in the process.


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Union Calls for Hearings on State Prison Closings

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.

CBS Tampa–01/14/2012

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Federal Court Blocks Florida Inmates From Having Pen-Pal Ads

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.


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Military impostor gets 3 years in prison

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.

CBS Tampa–12/02/2011

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Opposition to Florida inmate rehab bill fading

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Opposition to Florida prison inmate rehabilitation bill is fading after a sponsor agreed to narrow participation in the proposed program.

CBS Tampa–11/17/2011

Animal control officers are scrambling to figure out where 80 cats living at a state prison facility in Belle Grade, Fla., will go once the prison closes next month. (credit: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials Dealing With More Cats Than Inmates At Florida Prison

One Florida state prison that has more cats than inmates is about to close, leaving state officials with a serious cat problem.



Michael Lohan denied bail in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The estranged father of actress Lindsay Lohan has been denied bail in Florida.

CBS Tampa–10/31/2011



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