The Federal government has sued Florida’s Department of Corrections for not offering kosher meals to all prison inmates.

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 In less than 16 months, Chris Nocco, the sheriff of Pasco County, has gone from Chris Who to the Chris Wow. Gov. Rick Scott appointed Nocco, 36, as sheriff in spring 2011 to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Bob White.

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George Zimmerman is staying in a safehouse in Seminole County after bonding out of jail for the second time, his attorneys said Sunday.

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Everything is bigger in Texas, the saying goes, and that is now also true of its prison system.

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Floodwaters from torrential rains damaged homes and closed roads throughout the Florida Panhandle, cutting power to the county jail and sending residents to emergency shelters as the area braced for additional rains Sunday.

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Gary Mead, executive associate director for ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations touring the new facility with the press..

KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) – A 608-bed facility unveiled Tuesday in Texas represents what federal officials say is a centerpiece of the Obama administration's pledge to overhaul America's much-maligned system for jailing immigration offenders.

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Julie Hilden

Writing materials used by inmates to write to pen pals.

Last year, on December 22, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a federal district court’s grant of summary judgment in a case involving prisoners’ First Amendment and due process rights.  In this column, I’ll argue that the court made the wrong call.

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By Travis Pillow | 02.08.11 | 7:50 am
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