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Judge Gives Both Sides More Time In Civil Case Filed By Former Gainesville City Auditor

The judge presiding over a civil case involving former Gainesville city auditor Carlos Holt, who claims the city violated the state Whistle-blower’s Act and leaked personal information about him and his family, is giving both sides an additional 20 days to review the case.

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Florida Wrestles With Prison Conditions, Including Emotional Trauma On Guards

Difficult experiences as a Florida correctional officer are driving serious problems in the state’s prisons: Florida can’t hire enough guards, can’t keep employed the guards it hires, copes with frequent cases of guards accused of abusing inmates and struggles to accommodate the emotional trauma that guards sometimes say they suffer behind bars.

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