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Did Florida overpay for private prison contract?

Miami Beach State Rep. David Richardson concluded the pricing scheme approved by the Florida Department of Corrections resulted in at least $16 million in overcharges over the past seven years and was either the result of massive government ineptitude or a calculated fraud against taxpayers.

Miami-Dade County

Thousands expected for breast cancer 5K Saturday

The Susan G. Komen 21st Annual Race for the Cure will take place Saturday morning at Bayfront Park and the surrounding neighborhood. There will be a survivor procession at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 5K-timed run at 8:45 a.m., then an untimed-5K walk/run at 9 a.m. There also will be a tot run for children ages 2-7.

Health & Fitness

Living for years with late-stage breast cancer

Thanks to a variety of treatment options for advanced-stage and high-risk cancer patients, in many cases late-stage cancer can be considered a “chronic disease” that people live with for decades. Twenty years ago, doctors were able to cure about 60 percent of breast cancer cases. Today, it’s 80 percent.

Florida Prisons

Prison whistleblower cleared of wrongdoing

Doug Glisson, a senior investigator at the Department of Corrections, is seeking reinstatement to his position as a supervisor in the agency’s Office of Inspector General, after a five-member Complaint Review Board concluded that the complaint against him was “unfounded.”

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Did Florida overpay for private prison contract?

Miami Beach State Rep. David Richardson concluded the pricing scheme approved by the Florida Department of Corrections resulted in at least $16 million in overcharges over the past seven years and was either the result of massive government ineptitude or a calculated fraud against taxpayers.
Mary Ellen Klas meklas@miamiherald.com
Did Florida overpay for private prison contract? 1:57

Did Florida overpay for private prison contract?

Supporters rally for prison reform on anniversary of inmate's death 1:46

Supporters rally for prison reform on anniversary of inmate's death

Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones claims conditions improving in Florida's prisons 4:35

Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones claims conditions improving in Florida's prisons

Video: 'Beyond Punishment' - Former inmate fought to get biopsy 1:19

Video: 'Beyond Punishment' - Former inmate fought to get biopsy