Jail News

Official statement on jail death

November 19, 2015

Inmate Found Unresponsive, Pronounced Dead on Scene An inmate died at the Escambia County Main Jail after being found unresponsive Wednesday, Nov. 19 from an apparent medical condition. Escambia County Corrections medical personnel discovered 21-year old…

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Talking about jail sites

October 28, 2015

by Jeremy Morrison Across the front of the room a series of renderings rested on easels, each detailing potential sites for a new Escambia County jail. One visual aid in particular seemed to sum up the…

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Escambia County: No place for heroes (video)

May 1, 2015

Escambia County employee Kelley Bradford went to work April 30, 2014. Her workplace – Central Booking and Detention Center – was flooded, and several of her co-workers complained of the smell of gas. While others chose…

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Hear the story of Kelley Bradford

April 30, 2015

On Pensacola Speaks, Inweekly reporter T.S. Strickland talks about his exclusive interview with hero Kelley Bradford, who Escambia County will honor next week and then fire. Kelley’s daughter called after the Strickland interview Then I gave…


Insurance carrier rejects county claim on jail explosion

April 28, 2015 is reporting this morning that the county’s insurance carrier has agreed to pay a its flood claim on jail ($25 million). However, the carrier has denied the $45 million “all-peril” claim for the natural gas…


County without compassion, hands out medals and pink slips

April 16, 2015

Escambia County has notified their employees injured in last year’s explosion at the Central Booking and Detention that they will be honored by the county commission in May. For those whose injuries prevent from returning to…

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Name Released in Jail Death Investigation

January 22, 2015

Escambia County Sheriff’s Investigators have released the inmate’s name in the Escambia County Jail death investigation of January 21, 2015. The victim has been identified as Chad Robert Day, a 43 year old white male. The…


Another death in the county jail

January 21, 2015

Inweekly followed with a news tip that another suicide happened at the Escambia County Jail. We were sent this information: A 43-year-old white male was transported from the Escambia County Main jail at approximately 6:15 a.m.…


AP: County jails have little oversight

December 15, 2014

Did the lack of oversight set up the situation where the Escambia Central Booking and Detention Center exploded? An AP article published yesterday by the Bradenton Herald raised that question. County jail inmates across the nation…


Video shows dryers floating morning of explosion

December 8, 2014

Inweekly obtained the video of the laundry area which shows the dryers breaking from the wall and floating before 6 a.m. the day of the explosion. Here are the notes that accompany the video below: videonotes.…