Law and Order

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A South Floridian will lead the state’s Bar Association, serving both lawyers and citizens of the Sunshine State in legal information and leadership. Michael Higer from Miami stepped into the job as bar president earlier this summer. He joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about the issues the Florida Bar, and the state's lawyers, will face in the coming year.

Update 10/29/2015 11:55 p.m. -- Jerry Correll was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m. Thursday night, ten minutes after the execution procedure began. He had no final words, but prison officials say his last meal consisted of a cheeseburger with ketchup, fried, and a Coke.

A doctor and eight employees of a South Florida medical clinic are facing manslaughter, racketeering and other charges in what authorities say was a massive pill mill operation.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the arrests Wednesday as part of a five-year investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Agency and in conjunction with the Office of Statewide Prosecution.

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We explore the practice of sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole in the U.S. More than 2,500 inmates in America’s prison system are serving life terms for crimes committed as juveniles. We’ll talk with the filmmaker behind the POV (Point of View) documentary “15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story” which premieres August 4th on PBS. The film documents the story of one Tampa-area man charged with four back-to-back life sentences for his role in a string of robberies committed when he was 14 years old at the behest of his mother’s 24 year old crack dealer.

The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Graham v. Florida finds that life sentences for juveniles for crimes other than murder are unconstitutional, which could make Kenneth eligible for early release. Through Kenneth’s story, we’ll explore whether society is served by sentencing juveniles to life in prison and other revelations about our justice system.

John Henry To Be Executed Tomorrow

Jun 17, 2014

Florida is on track to execute its first inmate since a flawed and controversial execution in Oklahoma. That state’s execution raised questions about the process of lethal injection as a means of capital punishment. But the next man in Florida will face the death penalty tomorrow.