Tag: Spectrum

Scott PowersJuly 5, 2018
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto and former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, Soto’s predecessor and challenger this year, have agreed on two debates and two joint forums in the weeks leading to the Aug. 28 Democratic primary. Soto’s campaign announced Tuesday it was committing to a Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida Aug. 2 debate and a Spectrum News 13 […]

Jim RosicaNovember 29, 2016
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An administrative law judge is recommending dismissing a challenge to the Department of Corrections seeking outside substance-abuse treatment and other transitioning-back-into-society services in Orange County. Bridges of America, the Orlando-based nonprofit that runs the program, has for months been waging a legal and PR battle to keep its facility open, and another in Broward County. […]

Peter SchorschOctober 25, 2016
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An Orlando-based nonprofit says the state’s Department of Corrections is wrongly trying to discredit a POLITICO Florida report showing that it “misled” the public about shutting down community based re-entry centers. Bridges of America, one of several outside organizations helping ex-cons and others, also said DOC “continues to fail to address that they don’t have the […]

Staff ReportsOctober 21, 2016
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The Department of Corrections Thursday released a knockdown of a damning report by POLITICO Florida that said the agency misled the public about plans to eliminate transitional programs for prisoners and probationers. Corrections’ rebuttal was nearly 1,200 words; POLITICO’s story was about 1,500 words. Gov. Rick Scott‘s administration has frequently employed the PR tactic of discrediting such investigative reports, […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 27, 2016
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6min159
Bridges of America and the Department of Corrections are at it again. As Florida Politics’ Jim Rosica reported Monday, Bridges and the DOC are once more warring over transitional programs for the state’s inmates. This isn’t the first time Lori Costantino-Brown, president and chief executive officer of Bridges of America, and Corrections Secretary Julie Jones had a high-profile scuffle. A […]


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