Florida Prisons

April 7, 2016 6:05 PM

New watchdog hired for Florida’s prisons

Lester Fernandez, the assistant inspector general for the federal Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud, will start his new post on June 6

As inspector general for the Florida Department of Corrections, he will oversee all probes into wrongdoing in the prisons

Last year, there were more than 350 inmate deaths in Florida prisons, a record.

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