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.
Julie Jones' short tenure as Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections has seen disturbances, death and change. In a one-on-one interview, Jones talks about charges against the system, and what she's doing to try to improve conditions.
Former inmate Tanya Yelvington says she discovered a lump in her breast shortly before transferring to Lowell Correctional but did not get a timely biopsy. By the time she did, the cancer had spread. She underwent a double mastectomy.
Algarene Jennings' niece Latandra Ellington was an inmate who was found dead at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala in October. Ellington, 36, died just days after telling her family, fellow inmates and officers at the women's state prison that an officer had threatened to kill her. Reporting by Julie Brown / email@example.com
A Miami Herald I-Team investigation into corruption, sexual abuse and medical neglect at the largest women's prison in the nation, Lowell Correctional. Reporting by Julie K. Brown / firstname.lastname@example.org.