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Prisoner Labor Saves Taxpayer Money

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

In exchange for a reduced sentence, some Marion County inmates participate in a prison work program. The program has produced much of the jail’s infrastructure, saving taxpayers more than $9 million in 2013.

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In the News: Prison Privatization Promise Misses Target, Child Welfare System Faces its Faults, Affordable Health Care Counselor Ban, Obamacare Premium Projections

By on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Rick Scott’s prison promise falls short: Scott’s prison privatization promise falls short – Gov. Rick Scott’s $1 billion promise to cut spending on prisons by privatizing them has faced opposition in the state legislature leaving taxpayers still footing the bill for […]

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In the News: dangerous dog walk, Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty, Florida Medicare plan approved, AP class rankings, FAU works with prison firm

By on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Dog slips leash in St. Petersburg; angry passerby shoots owner – A man walking his dog was shot in the leg by a disgruntles motorist when the animal darted into the road, forcing the truck to stop. Police are still […]

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Speaking candidly, Olympian Tim Montgomery looks back on successful, troubled past

By on December 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Montgomery sat down with WUFT-FM’s Dana Lewin in our studio to tell his story about making one wrong decision that changed his life forever.

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