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Florida Prisons

Exclusive video: the inmate who exposed the Darren Rainey case

On Oct. 8, 2015, Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown interviewed Harold Hempstead, the whistleblower in the Darren Rainey case. The interview took place at the Martin Correctional Institution.

Florida Prisons

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.

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Exclusive video: the inmate who exposed the Darren Rainey case

On Oct. 8, 2015, Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown interviewed Harold Hempstead, the whistleblower in the Darren Rainey case. The interview took place at the Martin Correctional Institution.
Emily Michot The Miami Herald
Exclusive video: the inmate who exposed the Darren Rainey case 10:39

Exclusive video: the inmate who exposed the Darren Rainey case

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