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Reasons for taxpayers to join prisoners and riot @DOC

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Prisoners are rioting on a regular basis at the Franklin Correctional Institution, and taxpayers will join in soon if the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) doesn’t stop using public funds like cheap toilet paper. It’s been three years since three prison investigators who were doing the jobs we pay them to do confirmed cover-ups of inmate abuse at Franklin Correctional. Instead of firing the abusers and fixing the problems, DOC higher-ups covered up for the miscreants, and punished the good guys with…

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Judge finds for Corrections in drug-treatment vendor dispute

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An administrative law judge is recommending dismissing a challenge to the Department of Corrections seeking outside substance-abuse treatment and other transitioning-back-into-society services in Orange County. Bridges of America, the Orlando-based nonprofit that runs the program, has for months been waging a legal and PR battle to keep its facility open, and another in Broward County. The Broward battle ended in a settlement.  Corrections has been letting its agreements with vendors expire as part of a larger plan to reduce services…

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DCF losing top child-protection official for Jacksonville region

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A top state child-protection official who reportedly had a “frat house”-management style, disparaging and berating underlings and referring to some as “ho’s,” has quit his job. David Abramowitz was director of the Northeast Florida region for the Department of Children and Families. He turned in his resignation Wednesday, as first reported by First Coast News. DCF Press Secretary Michelle Glady and Jacksonville-area DCF spokesman John Harrell did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A request for Abramowitz’s resignation letter and personnel info elicited a form letter Thursday…

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