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Guest AuthorMay 18, 2018

The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) is dismantling successful substance abuse and re-entry treatment programs to fix a $28 million shortfall. The shortsighted action will adversely affect communities, offenders and businesses: an action that is totally unacceptable. DOC Secretary Julie Jones recently announced that 33 community and in-prison substance abuse treatment and housing providers will […]

Phil AmmannApril 5, 2016

A state auditor general’s report found Florida’s Department of Corrections failed to enforce monitoring provisions outlined in contracts with private health care providers. According to LobbyTools, the supervisory failure resulted in the state incurring more than $1 million in additional costs by undercharging vendors. The DOC “did not timely conduct monitoring of inmate health care […]

Florence SnyderFebruary 22, 2016

If it weren’t so sick, twisted and perverted, the “security concerns” exemptions to Florida’s public records law would be downright hilarious. Consider the case of Steven Zerbe‘s mom. Bonnie’s Zerbe‘s 37-year-old son was sent to Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in 2013. He soon began to tell prison officials, and his mother, that he had been […]


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