Tag Archives: Florida Department of Corrections

Killer executed

After he spent nearly 25 years on death row, the State of Florida has executed a former police officer who murdered nine people in 1986.  Investigtors at the time said it was during a three month crime spree, and that most of the victims of Manuel Pardo were involved with …

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Sentence handed down in 1990 attack on student

A man will now spend his life in prison for the kidnapping and rape of a University of Florida student in 1990. State Attorneys Office of the 8th Judicial Circuit Chief Investigator Spencer Mann says 50-year old Kelvin Miles has been convicted for two consecutive life terms. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Mann2.mp3] He says …

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State prison chief resigns

In December, Florida Governor Rick Scott asked Edwin Buss to head the Florida Department of Corrections. Scott even tasked Buss with spearheading the massive prison privatization effort across South Florida. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, during a Wednesday afternoon meeting, Buss offered his resignation to Scott and he accepted. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BussResigns0824ss.mp3]

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Correctional facilities closing to save Florida money

The Florida Department of Corrections will close the Lowell and Sumter Correctional Institution Boot Camps at the end of June. The closings aim to save Florida about $30-million this year. Florida Department of Corrections Spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger says it makes sense to close down older facilities with empty beds. “Once …

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