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  • An exhibition titled “Prison Nation,” is now at the Baker Museum at Artis-Naples. Through photography, the exhibition creates a visual record of the national crisis of mass incarceration. We talk with the exhibition’s co-curator Nicole Fleetwood, Ph.D., who will deliver a lecture about the exhibition Aug. 31 at the Baker Museum.
  • A Cape Coral mother and daughter will each serve prison sentences in a fraud case involving more than $500,000 and a senior citizen for whom they were hired as caretakers.
  • Nearly a month into a stifling heat wave, corrections officials are attempting to alleviate sweltering conditions in Florida’s unairconditioned prisons, but advocates for inmates say the efforts fall short and aren’t being carried out the same way at all facilities.Throughout July, inmates’ supporters pressed the Department of Corrections to take steps to offer some relief to the roughly 85,000 people locked up in prisons.
  • Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, a former homecoming princess who at 19 helped carry out the shocking killings of a wealthy Los Angeles couple at the direction of the violent and manipulative cult leader, walked out of a California prison Tuesday after serving more than 50 years of a life sentence. Van Houten, now 73, “was released to parole supervision,” the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.
  • As Florida Prison Poet Laureate, Christopher Malec serves as the voice from behind prison walls.
  • Putting safety measures in place to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Florida Department of Corrections plans to resume allowing visitors at...
  • State health officials reported 2,974 new cases of COVID-19, Sunday, pushing Florida over the 600,000-case threshold, with 600,571 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.The Florida Department of Health also reported 51 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sunday, bringing the statewide death toll to 10,462 fatalities.On Saturday, state health officials reported 4,300 new cases and 106 deaths.
  • State health officials reported 2,678 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, bringing the statewide total to 576,094 cases. Monday’s reported cases mark the smallest daily increase so far this month, and mark the first time in August that the state has reported fewer than 3,000 new cases in a day.Aug. 17 was also the 22nd consecutive day, health officials have reported fewer than 10,000 new cases in a day.The Florida Department of Health reported 87 new coronavirus-related deaths, Monday, bringing the statewide death toll to 9,539 fatalities.
  • Inside a sweltering prison in rural North Florida, the mass testing of hundreds of inmates began nearly two weeks ago on a Saturday, as corrections...
  • The number of COVID-19 cases among Florida prisoners has surpassed 1,600, state corrections officials reported Friday. The inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, are concentrated in 13 prisons in various parts of the state.