Tag Archives: Florida Department of Corrections

Beekeeping Certification Gives Florida Inmates Skills For A Second Chance

By on April 29th, 2015 | Last updated: April 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

Seventeen inmates in Lake Butler will be the latest class of certified beekeepers from the the Reception and Medical Center’s Beekeeping Program. The Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Department of Agriculture created the re-entry program for inmates who were about to be released.

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Informant Posing As Klan Hit Man Leads To Prison Guard Bust

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 10:10 am

A confidential informant inside the Ku Klux Klan alerted the FBI to a murder plot involving three KKK members who worked at a Florida prison.

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Prohibited Internet Access By Inmates Is Under Investigation

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

The Facebook page of Holmes Correctional Institution inmate Pedro Bravo has been active since his incarceration. Internet usage among inmates can be problematic and is, therefore, limited.

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DOC Partners with National Guard, Hires Military Personnel

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

The Florida Department of Corrections partnered with the Florida National Guard to hire veterans and military personnel who are unemployed. These specialty hiring events last all day and are open to all branches in the Florida National Guard and Reserves.

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UF Students Collecting Books For Florida Department of Corrections

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

Two University of Florida Levin College of Law organizations are collecting books for prisoners through the middle of November. A number of genres are being accepted, but the books must be in accordance with the Admissible Reading Material section of the Florida Administrative Code.

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Juan Carlos Chavez Execution Day Timeline

By on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

A timeline of Juan Carlos Chavez’s final hours before his execution Wednesday night.

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New Union County Sheriff Sworn In, Praises Father

By and on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Brad E. Whitehead pays tribute to his late father at Whitehead’s swearing-in as Union County’s newest sheriff.

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Convicted Murderers Accidentally Released From Franklin County Prison, Eventually Recaptured

By on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

Two convicted murderers escaped from a Franklin County prison in late September and early October. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were released using forged documents.

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