Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Times

ASA Victoria Avalon plays the grandma card to tighten Leo Schofield’s #LoveFL #FrameUp

Witness does about face, confessing to Polk County murder then recanting it The tears came again when Avalon asked Scott if he had lied to his grandmother about a key piece of evidence when he called her once from prison. … Continue reading

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@TB_Times article clear as mud on @FL_Corrections officers’ inadequate pay

Union reacts to corrections audit: Staffing and pay must be addressed Responding to an independent audit that found Florida’s prisons are so “chronically understaffed” that an emergency should be declared, a group of South Florida members of the union that … Continue reading

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Of course @JoeNegronFL isn’t surprised by @FL_Corrections’ dangerous understaffing

Audit details ‘dangerous’ understaffing at Florida prisons “There is nothing surprising or unanticipated,” said Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice. He said he is “satisfied with the legislative response” to Jones’ … Continue reading

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Florida/feds may turn parole violation into a death sentence

Pinellas, Citrus jail inmate says AIDS goes untreated | Tampa Bay Times TAMPA — A Tampa man jailed since May said in a recent court filing that his AIDS is going untreated, and his attorney wrote days ago that the … Continue reading

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@FLGovScott, @AGPamBondi make Floridians pick up tabs for their lawbreaking

Florida Gov. Rick Scott agrees to pay $700,000 to end public records lawsuit | Miami Herald By Mary Ellen Klas Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott has agreed to spend $700,000 in taxpayer money to settle seven public … Continue reading

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Our self-fettered press: has it gone too far?

Defense seeks touch DNA to question death row inmate’s guilt | Tampa Bay Times Zeigler’s lawyers say it is clear police were not willing to consider other subjects once they zeroed in on Zeigler. via Defense seeks touch DNA to … Continue reading

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@FLGovScott, @SteveCrisafulli: Standing in olympic-size pool of blood, claiming to be standing on principle

INMATE DEATH BRINGS CRIMINAL INQUIRY Tampa Bay Times – Tampa Bay Author: Bousquet, Steve Date: Oct 5, 2012 Start Page: B.8 Section: LOCAL “We do have an active criminal investigation into an inmate death that happened in early September of this … Continue reading

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