PRISONS

Inmate's lethal gassing prompts claims of cover-up

The 2010 death of an inmate in a prison in the Panhandle is being investigated once again amid questions about the original investigation.

REDEVELOPMENT

Old INS eyesore in
Miami to get makeover

The former federal immigration headquarters on Biscayne Boulevard is about to get a renovation and become a new hotel as part of a plan to transform the area around it.

POLITIFACT FLORIDA

Doctor: Medical pot amendment allows patient to 'get it forever'

Opponents have made many arguments against Florida's proposed medical marijuana amendment, but here's a new one: They say patients would be able to get an unlimited amount of pot should the measure pass.

NARCOTICS

Trio sentenced to prison in Miami for smuggling cocaine

Three foreigners were sentenced to prison for cocaine trafficking after a U.S. Navy warship intercepted their small fishing boat in January.

MIAMI-DADE BUDGET

Plan to release low-level inmates on GPS monitors to save over $1 million a year

More non-violent defendants could opt for electronic monitoring instead of bond — and save the county $1 million-plus a year.

Federal court

Judge postpones trial against ICE agent accused of extortion

U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga has agreed to a new delay in the Miami federal court trial against a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent accused of extortion.


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