Special Reports

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.”

Florida Prisons

New watchdog hired for Florida’s prisons

A new watchdog has been hired to oversee Florida’s troubled Department of Corrections, which has been mired in lawsuits, federal probes and accusations of corruption and brutality against inmates for years. Lester Fernandez will oversee all probes into wrongdoing in the prisons.

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Videos

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

A small group of protesters gathered outside the office of the Miami-Dade state attorney on June 23, 2016 to demand accountability for the death of inmate Darren Rainey in 2012.
Roberto Koltun rkoltun@elnuevoherald.com
Supporters rally from prison reform on anniversary of inmate's death 1:46

Supporters rally from 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

Video: 'Beyond Punishment' - Former inmate describes widespread illness 1:13

Video: 'Beyond Punishment' - Former inmate describes widespread illness