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Escambia County

ECAT impacts the lives of real people

August 16, 2017

By Sammi Sontag INWEEKLY Every morning around six the ECAT buses start their routes. A local rider, Joy Hall, takes that six a.m. bus to the first of her two jobs. She walks six blocks to…

Escambia County

Over 400 people show support for ECAT

August 15, 2017

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 had a huge turnout for its town hall at Pensacola State College. The head count was 430 bus riders, drivers and those who believe that mass transit is critical to the…

Escambia County

Lawsuit concerning jail death filed

August 14, 2017

The family of the late Rodney J. Berry have filed a lawsuit against Escambia County, former Corrections Director Michael Tidwell, and two jail infirmary employees. Berry’s death was one of six deaths that happened in the…

Escambia County

Opioid issue in Escambia County isn’t new

August 14, 2017

The PNJ reported today that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners has agreed to follow Commissioner Grover Robinson’s suggestion to solicit a law firm to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to get reimbursed for the…

Escambia County

Podcast: ACLU discusses jail recommendations

August 10, 2017

Benjamin Stevenson, attorney for ACLU of Florida, discussed his recommendations on how to reduce overcrowding in the Escambia County Jail on “Pensacola Speaks.” “We were looking at bail reform throughout the state. Obviously this is a…

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See how technical advisory scored jail designs

August 10, 2017

Today, the Escambia Board of County Commissioner will score the two jail designs presented to them on Monday. A technical advisory has already done it. The technical review team consisted of the following 12 individuals: Architecture…