Florida Prisons

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.

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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