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Fla. city to phase out prison labor for city clean-up

Fla. city to phase out prison labor for city clean-up

By Andrew CaplanThe Gainesville SunGAINESVILLE, FLa. — A small group of prison inmates take to different parts of Gainesville every few days to pick up trash and cut grass.They aren’t paid for their time. Money goes to the Florida Department of Corrections...
Fla. city to phase out prison labor for city clean-up

Hurricane Michael changes due process for Fla. inmates

By Zack McdonaldThe News HeraldPANAMA CITY, Fla. — Dressed down in a Polo shirt and flip flops instead of the ceremonial black robe, Judge Thomas Welch sat in the Bay County Jail on Wednesday for the 10th consecutive day to undertake a practice not seen in Bay County...
Fla. city to phase out prison labor for city clean-up

Minn. CO’s death ruled a homicide

By Liz SawyerStar Tribune OAK PARK, Minn. — The death of Oak Park Heights corrections officer Joe Parise, who suffered a medical emergency last month shortly after helping a fellow officer under attack, has been ruled a homicide.Parise, 37, of Forest Lake, died Sept....
How one jail reduced contraband instances to zero

How one jail reduced contraband instances to zero

Sponsored by Smiths DetectionBy Yoona Ha, CorrectionsOne BrandFocus StaffWhether it’s illicit drugs, cigarettes, cellphones or other prohibited items, contraband among prisoners nationwide remains a constant test for correctional officers. As an additional layer to...