Fred Grimm

Fred Grimm

Private prison industry converts Florida inmates into very profitable commodities

You’d think that the governor or maybe a state Cabinet officer or a conservative state legislator or some honcho over at the Florida Department of Corrections would have perked up when a forensic auditor found that the so-called savings promised by private, for-profit prison contractors were the illusionary byproducts of creative bookkeeping and brutal cutbacks in prisoner services.

Fred Grimm

‘Enemies of the people’ expose tax cheats, opioid profiteers, polluters and Trump’s charity

Here was the best of the America media, disparaged by Donald Trump as “the enemy of the American people,” exposing the corporate pipeline feeding Appalachia’s opioid crisis, championing victims of sexual assault at a Utah university, documenting unfettered agricultural pollution in Iowa, examining the lack of code enforcement that led to a deadly fire in Oakland, revealing how Vladimir Putin’s henchmen employed assassination, online harassment and the planting of fake evidence to eliminate his critics anywhere in the world.

About Fred Grimm

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Fred Grimm joined the Herald in 1976. Since 1991 he has written a column about crime, politics and life in Broward.

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